View WebcastComplex systems historically follow a traditional, Big Design Up Front process to manage requirements, design, and schedule. Many organizations are looking to agile methods to better accommodate uncertainty and change. Blending traditional and agile approaches is an emerging challenge as large, complex systems begin adopting agile practices. This presentation first contrasts traditional and agile development, discussing their relative strengths and weaknesses. It then shows how to add agility to large, complex systems in the areas of requirements management, architecture, planning and scheduling work, and team organization. Participants will also see how to avoid pitfalls for complex systems that can arise when applying agile “by the book”.
View WebcastView WebcastIBM Rational recently released version 4.0 of Rational Team Concert (4.0). RTC 4.0 offers many important enhancements for both large and small organizations, complex systems as well as agile project. This new version provides something for everyone. Some of the new 4.0 features discussed in the presentation include:
View WebcastMany large organizations want to adopt agile development methodologies as a means of delivering software to customers and internal stakeholders more quickly and efficiently in “bite-sized” increments. However, large projects can pose significant challenges to agility. IBM Software Group, with almost 30,000 engineers in 84 locations, started its agile transformation in 2006.
View WebcastThis talk presents many tips and lessons learned using RTC in large, complex system deployments. The practices focus on configuration management, planning, team collaboration (notifications, dashboards), and project area managements (teams, process, timelines, categories). We also discuss challenges encountered moving to RTC and ways to address them.