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Enterprises today are faced with a seemingly endless cycle of fads and fashion related to the next silver-bullet approach to software development. The fog created by the methodology soup of competing bodies-of-knowledge and processes add disruptive complexity to teams as they attempt to deliver software in as optimal a way as possible. Failure to mitigate this risk in an efficient and effective manner at the launch of an IT project can lead to less than optimal outcomes or worse - failed investments. The Software Development Practice Advisor is a new technology focused on facilitating better decisions to achieve better software development outcomes. Supported by the IBM Rational Platform, including IBM Rational Method Composer and IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management, this expert system enables the practice-based assembly of hybrid Lean and Agile approaches to software delivery. Teams can achieve true self-organization, declaring their way of working while receiving advice and guidance regarding approach risks based on the context of the endeavor and the culture of the organization. Guidance from industry experts is delivered just-in-time, with practices integrated into a dynamically configurable value-stream covering all enterprise disciplines. Organizational Learning is achieved through features like Smart Retrospectives(TM) and In-flight Practice Refactoring, with a Delivery Intelligence engine tracking practice efficacy, organizational maturity and the improvement of an organizations most important asset - their people. With this solution, Lean IT Transformation is now achievable through cost-effective, open and transparent capability improvement at the scale of the enterprise.
Dr Chris Sibbald brings over 20 years of practical systems engineering experience to his current role as Product Manager for IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC), IBM Rational Harmony and the IBM Measured Capability Improvement Framework (MCIF). Chris started his engineering career in 1986 working for companies such as Kraft, General Foods and World Heart Canada. His ability to integrate theory and practice permitted him to make significant scientific contributions in the domain of electromagnetics early in his career. This work earned him the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for highest standing at the graduate level at the University of Ottawa. After completing his doctorate, Chris worked as the Payload Systems Engineer on the Radarsat program; Canada’s first commercial remote sensing satellite.
Mark Kennaley is President of Fourth Medium Consulting Inc., an IT Management Consultancy which provides services focused on improving the Enterprise IT Value-Stream. With over 25 years experience within the Information Technology industry, Mark has served clients as a trusted advisor on numerous engagements. He has delivered value in various roles including Management Consultant, Mentor/Coach, Enterprise Architect, Project Manager/Lead, Process Improvement Analyst and Process Engineer. Some engagements have been some of the largest software developments within the industry, with headcount in the 1000's, worldwide geographical distribution, cultural diversity and extremely large financial scope. Notable examples include the re-engineering of the Japanese Banking System and the re-engineering of the Personnel and Payroll systems for the entire United States Department of Defense. He has pragmatically leveraged many bodies of knowledge and a wide range of technologies in delivering innovative solutions to business problems.
Julian Holmes is a co-founder of UPMentors, an alliance of small international consulting companies, which share a common vision for software development process, jointly working in the industry and with clients to improve delivery capability. He has a proven track record in enhancing the software development capability of large and complex IT organizations. These skills stem from the experience of performing many different software development roles over his 20 years working within the industry, providing him recognition as a proven software development leader. Julian also became an IBM Champion in 2011, recognizing his outstanding contributions to IBM Rational communities.