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How Danske bank group improved efficiency and reduced time to market

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With its 21,000 employees in 15 countries around the world, Danske Bank Group is not only the largest financial company in Denmark, but also one of the largest in the Nordic countries.
Business need:
Danske Bank Group wanted to deliver new services faster. It sought to reduce time to market from approximately 14 months to nine months and increase IT development efficiency by 10 percent.
Solution:
IBM Rational Team Concert™ software supports agile development methods and makes it easier to manage tasks and projects by providing a holistic approach to tools, processes and competencies.
Benefits:
The solution has enabled the bank to increase the efficiency of the IT organization, reduce time to market and improve the quality of the development process.

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How Danske bank group improved efficiency and reduced time to market

  1. 1. IBM Software Case StudyBanking Danske Bank Group improves efficiency and reduces time to market IBM Rational Team Concert software helps support agile development practices With its 21,000 employees in 15 countries around the world, Danske Overview Bank Group is not only the largest financial company in Denmark, but also one of the largest in the Nordic countries. Targeted acquisitions have The need always been a central element of the growth strategy of Danske Bank Danske Bank Group wanted to deliver Group, and that is why it has previously carried out a number of IT new services faster. It sought to reduce time to market from approximately integrations based on the principle of one group, one system. However, 14 months to nine months and increase this method is very time-consuming, and to shorten the duration of its IT IT development efficiency by 10 percent. projects, Danske Bank Group now supplements the waterfall method The solution with agile methods in its development work. IBM Rational Team Concert™ software supports agile development methods Improving efficiency by 10 percent and makes it easier to manage tasks and Danske Bank Group can now choose the development method that best projects by providing a holistic approach to tools, processes and competencies. fits each project. Whether the project is about integrating existing sys- tems or developing new products, Danske Bank can ensure it uses the The benefit most effective approach and uses the tools that create the most value for The solution has enabled the bank to the business, faster. increase the efficiency of the IT organiza- tion, reduce time to market and improve the quality of the development process. “These days, the market is changing at lightning speed, and it is crucial for the organization that the expectations of the business units and, ulti- mately, the expectations of the market can be matched. Our vision is to deliver new and exciting services more efficiently and faster than ever. We intend to enhance the efficiency of our IT development process by 10 percent and reduce the time to market from approximately 14 months to an average of nine months. The first business deliveries will even be provided in the course of just four months,” says Peter Rasmussen, senior vice president, IT development processes and tools, Danske Bank.
  2. 2. IBM Software Case StudyBanking Improving quality By adopting agile development practices, Danske Bank also expects to “IBM Rational Team improve the quality of deliveries and to achieve work processes that come Concert is the backbone more naturally to the employees. “We carry out testing and do changes of Danske Bank’s agile after each iteration instead of waiting until the project is finished. Therefore, we can deliver the best possible quality. Besides, it is impor- development process and tant to us that a greater sense of co-responsibility and greater satisfaction is adjusted to the special are achieved among the IT employees. This is achieved in most agile development projects because the planning and development time frames needs of the bank” are shorter, and the employees see the results of their work faster. Also, the business units experience closer cooperation with the IT department —Peter Rasmussen, senior vice president, IT and a direct prioritization of the tasks, and thus a higher degree of cer- development processes and tools, Danske Bank Group tainty that the right developments are taking place,” says Rasmussen. A real-time teaming tool from IBM In support of agile development processes, the IT department of Danske Bank chose IBM Rational Team Concert™ software. The company cur- rently has 300 licenses for Rational Team Concert software and expects to add another 1,000 in 2011. Ultimately, the bank wants to give all of the 2,000 IT developers in locations in Denmark and India access to Rational Team Concert software. “Above all, Rational Team Concert software is a teaming tool. A lot of people can interact to achieve the best possible result. It is easier for the project manager to manage tasks and create transparency among the team members across the geographies. In addition, data can be collected and report can be made by means of dashboards, and integration can be made to test management tools and development tools. In other words, it is possible to take the temperature of all parameters in a project, in real time,” says Niels C. Jacobsen, Rational solution architect, IBM Rational software, IBM Software Group Denmark. 2
  3. 3. IBM Software Case StudyBanking Supporting a more holistic approach Solution components: “It is a prerequisite that the agile development methods are adjusted to the processes of the company. In the financial world, the methods must Software primarily be adapted to the governance structure, just as the requirements ● IBM Rational Team Concert™ of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority come into play, as well. So we have incorporated all the necessary processes. We have also included the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) process, which measures the maturity level of all development projects. Thus, with a holistic approach to tools, processes, and competencies, you derive the full benefit of agile development,” says Rasmussen. “Not only does Rational Team Concert software integrate well with our other IBM products, including IBM Rational Developer for System z® and IBM Rational Application Developer software, among others, Rational Team Concert software is the backbone of Danske Bank’s agile development process and is adjusted to the special needs of the bank. Besides, we expect that Rational Team Concert will also support the waterfall methods in the longer term,” says Rasmussen. For more information To learn more about how IBM Rational software can help you, contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit: ibm.com/rational Additionally, financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can enable effective cash management, protection from technology obsolescence, improved total cost of ownership and return on investment. Also, our Global Asset Recovery Services help address environmental concerns with new, more energy-efficient solutions. For more information on IBM Global Financing, visit: ibm.com/financing 3
  4. 4. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2011IBM CorporationSoftware GroupRoute 100Somers, NY 10589U.S.A.Produced in the United States of AmericaAugust 2011All Rights ReservedIBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, Rational and Rational Team Concert are trademarksof International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictionsworldwide. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright andtrademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtmlOther company, product or service names may be trademarks or service marks ofothers. The information contained in this documentation is provided for informationalpurposes only. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of theinformation contained in this documentation, it is provided “as is” without warranty ofany kind, express or implied. In addition, this information is based on IBM’s currentproduct plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice.IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwiserelated to, this documentation or any other documentation. Nothing contained in thisdocumentation is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties orrepresentations from IBM (or its suppliers or licensors), or altering the terms andconditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBM software.This case study illustrates how one IBM customer uses IBM products. There is noguarantee of comparable results. References in this publication to IBM products orservices do not imply that IBM intends to make them available in all countries in whichIBM operates. Please Recycle RAC14215-USEN-00

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