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Steps to Becoming Agile for Federal IT Modernization

By | November 3rd, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, Featured, Mainframe DevOps, Modernize Federal IT|

Incremental development will soon be required for federal departments and agencies to receive adequate funding for projects, per the MGT Act if it is passed. Considering that, federal IT should follow these steps to becoming Agile.

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Forget Mainframe Application Migration—Fix Your COBOL Programs

By | October 27th, 2016|App Development, App Performance, COBOL|

The time and cost of migrating off the mainframe isn’t economically viable, but modernizing the mainframe with new tools and processes is. It’s time to stop fantasizing about moving off the mainframe and start modernizing, or at least fix, your COBOL programs instead.

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How to Strengthen Data Protection and Prevent Insider Data Breaches

By | October 18th, 2016|App Development, App Performance, COBOL, Code Quality, Featured, Mainframe DevOps, Security|

Without a good view of mainframe activity, what happens when an unauthorized user gets their hands on an authorized user’s credentials and gains unapproved access to sensitive mainframe applications or data?

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Changing the Future of Your Mainframe—and Your Business

By | October 3rd, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, App Performance, COBOL, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

Compuware has filled the gaping mainframe leadership void by re-inventing the mainframe’s future as a fully integrated participant in the Agile/DevOps enterprise. And we deliver on that promised future every quarter, like an authentic mainframe software partner should.

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How Mainframe Innovation Can Help Modernize Federal Government IT

By | September 23rd, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, Featured, Mainframe DevOps, Modernize Federal IT|

Rather than assuming all of the Federal Government’s older IT systems are outdated or obsolete, federal technologists must consider where they can improve existing systems that still function better than alternative platforms.

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The Bloor Group Proves the Agile Mainframe Exists

By | June 23rd, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

In “The Agile Mainframe: Compuware Re-Energizes the Mainframe,” you have the opportunity to read more about how Agile and DevOps processes, modernized development tools, and integrations and partnerships forged with leading mainstream software vendors are transforming the mainframe to be a platform for agility.

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Recruiting the Mainframe Workforce: Hiring Millennial Developers

By | June 14th, 2016|Agile Dev, App Development, Featured, Mainframe DevOps, Millennials, Recruiting for Mainframe|

When our journey towards mitigating the mainframe skills shortage at our company began, we responded to the foreshadowing of a major skills gap that needed our immediate attention; we realized the next generation of developers wasn’t going to come to us, and that we needed to go to them; and we created a plan for how we should begin reaching out to them.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: Agile Feedback Loops

By | May 31st, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, COBOL, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

A word of advice: I’d make sure you have feedback between customers and development, development and operations, QA and customers, and QA and development. Having multiple feedback loops circling between these groups will yield some amazing results, enabling your mainframe shop to develop and deliver software at a remarkable pace.

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Mainframe Disinvestment Rue and Recovery: A European Bank’s “Account”

By | May 26th, 2016|Agile, App Development, App Performance, COBOL, Code Quality, Featured, Mainframe DevOps|

As technologies of engagement flourish and access mainframe data millions of times daily, companies are reversing their neglect of the mainframe and working hard to reinstitute the talent and knowledge needed to leverage the platform as the backbone of their success.

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The 2-week COBOL Sprint: Developing a Process of Continuous Builds

By | May 3rd, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, COBOL, Mainframe DevOps|

Most IT teams use a lengthy process that hides broken builds and software integration issues until the end of a release cycle. By then, identifying people responsible for breaks and diagnosing their missteps is an exhausting chore. A process of continuous builds will help your team more quickly identify the origins of broken software.

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The 2-Week COBOL Sprint: How to Build a Scrum Team

By | April 18th, 2016|Agile, Agile Dev, App Development, COBOL, Mainframe DevOps|

Mainframe shops need Agile processes like the 2-week COBOL sprint to more quickly develop and deliver software for customers in the digital economy. To carry this out, you build a scrum team comprised of people across functional areas committed to daily interaction.

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