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Since 2010, the 321 Gang IBM Rational Webcast Series continues to address the challenging problems and offer solutions for organizations with software-centric and complex systems.
Since 2010, the 321 Gang IBM Rational Webcast Series continues to address the challenging problems and offer solutions for organizations with software-centric and complex systems.
True agility is not just a process attribute. It is also a by-product of the architecture and design of your software system. But, what does an agile architecture look like, and how do we measure it? The crux of more honest measurement is to quantify design quality. If you can quantify and then minimize growth in architectural complexity, you can free-up your software teams from playing defense (mired in late scrap and rework and unnecessary overhead), and unleash them to play more offense by increasing value, quality or responsiveness. Measurably improving design quality earlier in the life cycle and continuously thereafter can help enterprises achieve breakthrough economic outcomes.
Agile is seen, correctly, as a means to achieving better results developing Software and in Systems development. In the small, agile practices and defined methodologies have been supporting good results for over a decade. As practices are scaled to value stream, portfolio, and enterprise levels each organization struggles at the point of including groups like Finance, Business Controls, and Compliance.
Many systems in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, banking, and other industries have an unacceptable social or economic cost of failure. As a result, these systems are often subject to regulatory oversight and compliance standards. These organizations are adopting Lean-Agile methods, and are struggling to understand how their existing stage-gate compliance activities participate in a Lean-Agile flow of value.
Reviews are a key aspect to improving product design and development. Not only do reviews provide an opportunity to find errors, omissions, risks and opportunities early and often in the product lifecycle, but they also enable increased understanding and communication amongst the development team. Comments, design decisions and rationale are valuable outputs from these reviews, and yet this data is frequently not recorded and kept with the data it describes. Meeting minutes, action item lists and other review artifacts are scattered in different tools, notes, notebooks, and folders disjointed from the design artifacts.
The classical systems engineering practice is mostly process centric, but with the recent advances in Information Technologies, we have started to engage in model-based and other software-supported activities that make us more efficient and our products better. The subject of our INCOSE IS 2016 paper was a pursuit of further improvements in the software tools supporting the systems engineers,
Product line growth can create a natural degradation into chaos. The common engineering solution follows a copy-and-tailor for requirements, designs, code, and tests rather than a strategic, planned reuse. A global, strategic configuration management approach across lifecycle domains (e.g. requirements) can bring order to this chaos. Order replaces uncontrolled costs with direct profits. In this webcast we walk you through a detailed scenario based on a real product line problem and solution.
Learn how many legacy Rational users, as well as the JAZZ tools (DOORS Next Gen, RTC, RQM, CLM, etc.,)are using a “new” licensing paradigm in order to get advantages that are not available in the perpetual license model such as, reducing their software and maintenance costs.
Now that your organization has streamlined your Agile Release Train, how do you keep it on track all the way through to customer value? We’ll show you how delivery automation and coordination with DevOps is a key element of scaled agile success.
In this webinar presented by strategic partners Tasktop and 321 Gang, you’ll learn how to connect ALM development tools across development teams to create an architecture for DevOps automation and build process models that connect the various stages of software delivery. 321 Gang and Tasktop will demonstrate various integration workflows that leverage both synchronization and OSLC linking; e.g., requirements traceability between Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management and systems like JIR
This talk presents the “Agile System Engineering Specification Workshop” and our experiences applying it. We begin with a background or lean-agile principles and practice and discuss where specification workshops fit into the lean-agile flow. We then present the workshops details specifics including guidance structure, mechanics, attendees, frequency, and logistics. We discuss how behavioral threads from SysML specifications become backlog items and how to prioritize by focusing on the highest
Topic: Lean-Agile Development for Large Enterprises: Adding Hardware to the Mix Presenters: Harry Koehnenmann, Director of Technology, 321 Gang, Inc. and Alex Yakyma, Fellow and Principle Consultant at Scaled Agile, Inc. Where: Agile 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia When: July 28, 2016 at 10:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time Large, product-centric enterprises in aerospace, automotive, defense, and the like have been adopting agile practices […]
IBM Design Manager is a relatively new addition to the IBM Jazz Suite that OSLC enables several otherwise non-OSLC compliant applications (i.e. Rhapsody, RSA, System Architect, Simulink). But Design Manager also supports several other very important features:
• Model Reviews
• Configuration Management
• Global Configuration Management
• Link Validity
The value of each of these features will be described along with a Conceptual Model for the feature and some sample screenshots of the implementation.
In this webinar we will discuss the challenges large systems builders face and key approaches for addressing them. We will look into the key challenges that make complex systems development so complex. While some may appear to be impediments to the adoption of Lean and Agile practices at the first glance, it is even more critical to apply Lean and Agile where cost of error may be incredibly high. We will explore the myths that surround Lean-Agile in a complex, multidisciplinary world that include hardware, firmware and other engineering domains and try to take a balanced view based on SAFe® principles—immutable, universally applicable “laws of physics” that govern product development. We will put those principles to work by considering specific implementation of the core practices around organizational structure, synchronized development, and integration and testing. We will show how practices could be adjusted to provide improved results in different contexts based on selective optimization.
Presented by Alex Yakyma, SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant, Scaled Agile & Harry Koehnemann, Director of Technology & Cara Rawlings, Technical Marketing Specialist, 321 Gang, Inc.
Product Line Engineering (PLE) and Lean/Agile share common goals – faster delivery and lower cost with better quality. PLE organizes people in a factory that produces the products in a product line from engineering assets shared across the portfolio. Lean/Agile organizes people in cross-functional, self-managed teams and teams-of-teams, which, at scale, are called value streams. Both approaches strive to reduce the handoffs, delays, and rework that occur when organizations mis-utilize their engineers and developers. This talk discusses how PLE and Lean/Agile principles support one another.
This talk presents the new SAFe 4.0 and discusses how these, and the other additions, help large, engineering system builders realize the benefits of lean and agile practices.
A large collection of managed and linked requirements is not necessarily a good set of requirements. This session will provide you with a wealth of guidance, key success factors and introduce you to proven tool capabilities that extend beyond “the usual” – all focused on helping you reach the goal of “good quality requirements.” In addition, we’ll look at these capabilities and associated results as applied in helping PALLAS as they work to realize a state of the art nuclear reactor.
The requirements paradigm has been changing over the last few years. There is much more interaction with stakeholders throughout the lifecycle. There is an acknowledgement that we do not know all the requirements at the beginning of a project, so we need to be able to readily accommodate change. There is also a realization that requirements drive complex projects, meaning that we need to be able to trace requirements to design, development and test. The new DOORS Next Generation facilitates all
In this webinar, we discussed the success criteria that show how critical the integration of process and technology is for this transformation. We showed how we need to improve and enhance our development capabilities to manage the overwhelming complexity and how we can prepare our organizations for the Internet of Things. Finally, we demonstrated how process-aware development tools can support that transformation and how we can escape from overly long deployment cycles.
In this webinar, we will present some of the technical and personnel challenges involved in deploying a major new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) system across a global organization.
In this Webinar we discuss and Demonstrate the key features in CLM v 6.0
This webinar will describe the role of the Systems Engineer in agile development with emphasis on the principles. A principle is a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as a foundation for a system of belief or behavior. The value realized in Scrum and Agile are practices that place humans, not processes or techniques, at the center of an organization. Remaining true to these principles results in higher quality products that meet stakeholder needs and team members that are happy.
The Boeing Company has established an enterprise wide initiative, Integrated Product Architecture (IPA), to implement model-based systems engineering (MBSE) across the company. IPA offers programs a choice of two different MBSE implementations: SysML using IBM Rhapsody and Structured Methods using Siemens Teamcenter® software for Systems Engineering. This presentation will present the rationale for creating the initiative, and why we are offering two different implementations, the challenges we face and what we need from industry.
Learn about a systems engineering process that our team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed to successfully deliver a functional systems-engineered product. The process depended upon embedding Agile development practices within a plan-driven, hierarchical project lifecycle.
In this session we will explain a relatively new reporting feature within the IBM® Rational® Jazz™ solution. The Jazz Reporting Service (JRS) can extract data in a repeatable and consistent manner without requiring a major development effort.
Schedule Class or Request Information Course Number QN171G Course Title Essentials of IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, V5.0 Number of Days 1.0 day Overview This course teaches analysts and engineers how to define, elaborate, organize, and manage textual and graphical requirements and requirements-related information in IBM® Rational® DOORS Next Generation (DOORS NG). Rational DOORS Next Generation is a key component of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). […]
In this talk hear from Tom Capelle, President, Sodius and Dave West, Chief Product Officer, Tasktop describe how Tasktop Sync can connect DOORS and DOORS NG to the lifecycle of development and beyond. They will define the challenge to modern requirements practice and how automation, combined with modern requirements practices, can build bridges from the island that is requirements to the rest of the lifecycle.
View WebcastThis talk presents the current state for SAFe LSE and show how applies to large product and program development. We will motivate the need for lean systems engineering by showing the challenges of traditional engineering in the context of and show how SAFe LSE can support systems that have variability and uncertainty.
View WebcastWe will walk through the Rational Team Concert Build Functionality. Specifically, how a well maintained Jazz Build Engine (JBE) process can help every company who is using Rational Team Concert.
View WebcastYou can use Java to access your DOORS database. We will show you how to use MDAccess to read and write DOORS requirements and modules using a pure Java API.
View WebcastIn this webcast I will demonstrate how GM has taken the variation and allocation of requirements out of the DOORS environment and placed them into model based tools (Gears & Rhapsody). Connections are maintained between the tools, and data can be freely exchanged. Each tool can then be used for what it is best suited. Gears for modeling variation, DOORS for textual requirements, and Rhapsody for allocating and defining system design.
View WebcastIs software testing in your organization chaotic? Is there solid collaboration between the test team and the developers? On occasion, do the wrong things get tested? Then set aside some time to watch this live webinar and learn how to get rid of the chaos in your testing processes!
View WebcastAgility reduces the upfront requirements effort by focusing only on business need, but when the development team starts analyzing, the functional requirements and business rules emerge. A functionally organized, continually updated, requirements model informs many downstream efforts, including user acceptance testing, user training, bug verification, and even backlog grooming. This webinar will share best practices for maintaining requirements without all of the tedious work.
View WebcastLarge programs are routinely late and over budget. Commercial complex systems gain quality only via expensive testing. Stunning, newsworthy failures occur with disturbing frequency. How can these risks and issues be mitigated? It’s a tough problem but there is a solution that is better than merely managing complexity; one must actively reduce it to permit scaling. This includes elements like organization-follows-architecture, and iteration to tighten feedback loops. We’ll show you! Please join us.
View WebcastThis webcast will provide an introduction to AUTOSAR and provide a demonstration of how IBM Rational Rhapsody supports AUTOSAR modeling and code-generation.
View WebcastHaving managed requirements and their testing, and everything in between Alex Ivanov offers his take on the similarities, differences, and current limitations of both DOORS and DOORS Next Generation. Having hands on experience with DOORS NG for the past two years and classic DOORS for over 12 years gives Alex a unique look into what can be done with DOORS 9.x and how IBM is addressing some core limitations through a web based version of DOORS.
View WebcastThis follow-on webcast is the second in a series discussing how apply the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to complex embedded systems development. SAFe is an extensible framework created through collaborations with organizations that have successfully scaled agile practices. SAFe continuously evolves based on experiences with its applications at a wide variety of organizations and programs.
View WebcastThis webcast presents on overview of the SAFe framework and how it can be applied to large, complex systems. Dean Leffingwell, a leading scaled agile methodologist and author as well as SAFe’s creator, presents the framework and shows how it helps organizations and programs scale agile beyond the team level Next, we will briefly discuss how SAFe can be extended to support additional needs in complex systems including formal requirements management, emergent systems design and …
View WebcastMany complex systems and software development teams struggle with how to define and implement processes that find a balance between flexibility and enforcement- all while meeting the demands of regulatory compliance. This webcast will introduce you to Method Park’s process management system Stages.
View WebcastEmbedded control software is growing exponentially in cyber physical systems. Testing methods also need to evolve to meet quality and schedule goals for these more complex systems. Learn how the IBM and National Instruments solution provides comprehensive lifecycle traceability from requirements to test, automates management of test results to avoid manual, error prone steps, and optimizes usage of test resources with automated test scheduling and execution.
View WebcastIn this presentation we will present some usage scenarios and best practices for getting the most out of the Process Analyzer for Rational Team Concert. Attendees should expect to learn how to use the Process Analyzer to evaluate their Rational Team Concert process.
View WebcastRational DOORS and Rational Rhapsody are the preferred requirements management and SysML modeling tools, respectively. This presentation will provide insight and discuss the benefits and drawbacks for each of the two methods for doing this – Rhapsody Gateway and Rhapsody Design Manager.
View WebcastMATLAB and Simulink are widely used in complex systems and software engineering. This presentation will explore the integration points between these tools and Rational Rhapsody.
View WebcastDevelopment of safety-related software requires implementing rigorous processes with a strong emphasis on risk analysis and safety requirements. Model Based tools can be used to support the cost-effective and efficient development and testing of safety-related software in the context of such standards, including DO-178C (Aerospace), ISO 26262 (Automotive), IEC 61508 (Process Control), IEC 62304 (Medical), EN 50128 (Rail), IEC 60880 (Nuclear Power).
View WebcastRational Quality Manager (RQM) provides a comprehensive solution for Planning, Tracking, Managing, Executing, and Reporting on your Quality/Testing efforts. RQM Integrates with Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) and Rational DOORs to connect Test Cases to specific product requirements. RQM also integrates with a wide range of test automation tools such as Rational Functional Tester. This enables you to execute tests with all kinds of tools, and collect test results in a central location. RQM also provides a Command Line Adapter capability that extends integration capability to tools that are driven from the command line.
View WebcastIntegrating Change and Synergy with RTC can provide benefit to organizations using those tools. This presentation will review some use cases for using Change or Synergy together with RTC, show the tools working in an integrated fashion, and introduce the steps of configuring the synchronizer and OSLC bridge to support these use cases.
View WebcastComplexity and cycle times are overwhelming traditional, document-centric methods for defining and collaborating around system specification. Many organizations are adopting modeling to address these deficiencies and are often unaware of important, up-front decisions. This talk presents several tips, tricks, and lessons learned helping organization adopt modeling practices using Rhapsody. It discusses several topics including modeling goals, modeling organization, traceability strategies, artifact generation, and various workflows around model collaboration (modeling team, reviews, version control options, etc.
View WebcastThis discussion will focus on “reporting” in a development environment with an integrated suite of tools. The term “report” could mean a printed document, a graphical chart, a dashboard, etc. Of particular importance are traceability reports where information that is linked across tools and domains is displayed in the required formats for your business in order to meet your stakeholders’ demands. We will discuss how the Rational solution can meet all of your reporting requirements, including various techniques for traceability reporting that are key deliverables in highly regulated industries.
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 WebcastThis webcast focuses on how to architect DOORS projects to leverage its power of the DOORS tool. Learn how to structure your DOORS project, and best practices for allocating requirements, creating links, easily tracking your progress using daily metrics, fixing issues and found using dynamic traceability views.
View WebcastSelecting a Requirements Management tool is daunting enough, selecting one with scalability, years of proven experience and fits all realms of industry now reduces your choice to one. IBM Rational DOORS. Now that you have selected DOORS, which DOORS is the best fit for you?
View WebcastManagers are always interested in asking questions like this one about the project DOORS requirements management database: ”How many of these kinds of requirements do we have now?” Options for providing an answer include creating custom views or developing DXL scripts in DOORS.
View WebcastRational’s Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM) helps pull together siloed engineering data enabling more informed and expedient decision making.
View WebcastAs systems become more complex, engineers face significant challenges understanding, validating, communicating and evolving system requirements and design decisions. This talk shows how applying modeling to the system development lifecycle can help resolve many challenges and effectively drive the entire systems lifecycle development from requirements to design to implementation to validation. The benefits demonstrated include more effective communication of system behavior, earlier validation of system behavior (prior to hardware and code being available), tracing between system requirements, design elements and tests, and finally, effectively managing the system’s evolving requirements and design.
View WebcastPlease join 321 Gang’s Brad Ebert for a presentation and discussion of the capabilities of DOORS and Rational Team Concert (also applies to Change and ClearQuest) when they are integrated using OSLC.
View WebcastIntended Use Validation (IUV) is used by the FDA to establish documented evidence that provides assurance that a business system will produce results that meet predetermined specifications and quality attributes. Many IBM clients use DOORS to manage requirements for their products in a highly-regulated and competitive environment.
View WebcastIn this webinar we will discuss and show how to use the OSLC API to manipulate RTC work items from any machine. We will demonstrate how to create new work items, find existing work items, and move work items through their process. The concepts learned here can be applied to creating custom tool integrations, or custom command line interfaces to Rational Team Concert work items.
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 WebcastThe presentation will include the key concepts that make SysML effective in modeling systems, examples from actual large scale SysML models, suggestions on conducting trade studies and evaluating options with SysML, and tips on how to structure SysML models to support very large systems-of-systems architectures.
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.