MKS Integrity -  Enterprise ALM Platform<br />An Overview of MKS Integrity Architecture, <br />Concepts and Capabilities<b...
What are we talking about<br /><ul><li>Introducing MKS Integrity
Next Step from MKS Implementer / CA 2E CM / CA Plex
MKS Integrity Architecture
Technology Architecture
ALM Functional Coverage
Agile Coverage
Key MKS Integrity Concepts
Item Types
Workflows
Relationships
Security, Automation
Metrics, Reporting, Charting & Dashboards
In Summary</li></li></ul><li>Introducing MKS Integrity<br />MKS Integrity is an enterprise application lifecycle managemen...
What Makes MKS Integrity Unique<br /><ul><li>MKS Integrity provides consistent capabilities across all disciplines of the ...
Unlike other ALM offerings that have been assembled by acquisition, our unified platform provides enterprise class scalabi...
Common ALM Architecture Challenges<br /><ul><li>No real-time visibility
Lack of visibility into geographically distributed team activities
Lack of consolidated information about status of work
Lack of virtual team collaboration causing project disruption
Compliance and Security
Lack of security controls exposing systems to unauthorized access
Cannot provide evidence of security controls
Increased compliance costs due to undocumented or poorly defined software development processes
High administrative efforts
High administrative costs due to proprietary skills needed to support various toolsets in use
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  • MKSMKS first built a strong SCCM platform and then extended the configuration, collaboration and change management capabilities to requirements, test and distribution management. The company has demonstrated its ability to win and support large companies with global facilities.Strengths• The product has a flexible process model implemented in a single integrated data model and metadata repository.• Differencing to support parallel development is well-executed.• Good metrics on processes can be obtained from the unified data model and repository.• Proxies and federated support provide high-performance support for geographically distributed development.Cautions• The price of an entry configuration is relatively high. There is no departmental scale starter solution.• The company and brand are not well-known and have relatively few implementation partners.• Implementation requires consulting assistance for effective setup.The short version: As usual, MKS has the strongest technology as evaluated by the analystsAbility to execute is more about market share with Gartner… we’re growing here. Also note that others (like Serena) have been plummeting in ranking since this came out…Gartner is also moving to an “ALM Magic Quadrant” in the medium term; this MQ will go away at some point (we expect to rank highly in the new MQ).
  • MKS provides a robust development management solution. MKS provides extensive task and workflow management coupled with good life-cycle integration. The MKS Integrity platform is the most secure product we evaluated, offering comprehensive support for encryption, authorization, and electronic signatures, making it very attractive for industries where compliance and audit are high priorities for developers. Scoring for MKS Integrity suffered a bit because MKS does not use a comprehensive Agile development approach. MKS uses an iterative approach for major releases and a Scrum-like Agile method for small or patch releases. MKS does offer an Agile, Scrum-like template out of the box, which, coupled with the very flexible and extendable workflow model, would provide strong support for organizations that follow a “Scrum, but . . .” or hybrid Agile approach.The short version: MKS would have scored even higher, but doesn’t practice enough Agile internally…We are able to deliver Agile capability AS WELL AS more traditional (waterfall) capability on the same platformMKS is the ideal solution for the enterprise that wants to be more Agile but faces governance/compliance and process control needsFull report is on the saleskit here: http://mks3.mks.com:7001/im/runreport?selection=Asset&amp;issues=3731
  • 20100917 mks integrity platform overview

    1. 1. MKS Integrity - Enterprise ALM Platform<br />An Overview of MKS Integrity Architecture, <br />Concepts and Capabilities<br />
    2. 2. What are we talking about<br /><ul><li>Introducing MKS Integrity
    3. 3. Next Step from MKS Implementer / CA 2E CM / CA Plex
    4. 4. MKS Integrity Architecture
    5. 5. Technology Architecture
    6. 6. ALM Functional Coverage
    7. 7. Agile Coverage
    8. 8. Key MKS Integrity Concepts
    9. 9. Item Types
    10. 10. Workflows
    11. 11. Relationships
    12. 12. Security, Automation
    13. 13. Metrics, Reporting, Charting & Dashboards
    14. 14. In Summary</li></li></ul><li>Introducing MKS Integrity<br />MKS Integrity is an enterprise application lifecycle management (ALM) platform that coordinates and manages all activities and artifacts associated with software development through a single unified application to deliver higher team productivity, visibility and compliance for software engineering and IT organizations.<br />
    15. 15. What Makes MKS Integrity Unique<br /><ul><li>MKS Integrity provides consistent capabilities across all disciplines of the application lifecycle by defining hierarchies, relationships and change management processes for numerous user defined application artifacts.
    16. 16. Unlike other ALM offerings that have been assembled by acquisition, our unified platform provides enterprise class scalability and multi-platform capability to support large scale software reuse initiatives, workflow-based collaboration and rich mining of application activity data to deliver higher team productivity, visibility and compliance for software engineering and IT organizations.</li></li></ul><li>MKS Integrity Technology Architecture<br />
    17. 17. Common ALM Architecture Challenges<br /><ul><li>No real-time visibility
    18. 18. Lack of visibility into geographically distributed team activities
    19. 19. Lack of consolidated information about status of work
    20. 20. Lack of virtual team collaboration causing project disruption
    21. 21. Compliance and Security
    22. 22. Lack of security controls exposing systems to unauthorized access
    23. 23. Cannot provide evidence of security controls
    24. 24. Increased compliance costs due to undocumented or poorly defined software development processes
    25. 25. High administrative efforts
    26. 26. High administrative costs due to proprietary skills needed to support various toolsets in use
    27. 27. Too much effort expended to provide management reports
    28. 28. Overlapping functionality across ALM tools; what to implement?</li></li></ul><li>MKS and Application Lifecycle Management<br />
    29. 29. CA 2E / Plex<br />
    30. 30. MKS Federated Server Architecture™<br />Enables global, real-time collaboration for geographically distributed software development teams<br />Intelligent local caching of source code and file attachment data<br />Overcomes limitations with bandwidth constrained or high latency networks<br />Leverages local development talent; “follow the sun” model, etc<br />Real-time access to Global ALM repository, independent of location<br />Improves virtual team collaboration<br />Better visibility across all activities and artifacts<br />Avoids coding conflicts, reducing likelihood of late-breaking integration efforts causing project disruption<br />
    31. 31. MKS Integrity Platform Benefits<br /><ul><li>Gain control and visibility across global development activities
    32. 32. Manage the complete ALM process as a single entity
    33. 33. Enables gradual implementation approach
    34. 34. Focus on addressing immediate challenges
    35. 35. Next generation, enterprise-based architecture & capabilities delivering:
    36. 36. Real-time global collaboration
    37. 37. Enterprise scalability
    38. 38. Quick ramp to productivity
    39. 39. Artifact level security and role based permissions
    40. 40. Multi-platform compatibility (Wintel, Unix, Linux, System i)
    41. 41. Integration into mainframe based CM products such as CA-Endevor</li></li></ul><li>MKS Integrity – ALM Coverage<br />
    42. 42. Key Technical Advantages<br /><ul><li>Manage all artifacts within the application lifecycle:
    43. 43. Requirements, Change Requests, Tasks, Test cases, Defects, Deployments – all within a single data model
    44. 44. Complete lifecycle traceability between ALM artifacts
    45. 45. Any artifact is re-usable (and shared) amongst projects
    46. 46. Common security, workflow and e-signature based approvals
    47. 47. User experience tailored to specific roles
    48. 48. Real time metrics on project progression and other IT related activities
    49. 49. Isolation of changes by task; application across software baseline
    50. 50. Automated review process to ensure changes are approved before committed</li></li></ul><li>Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Change and ConfigurationManagement for Distributed Platforms (March 2009)<br />MKS<br /><ul><li>Best overall current features
    51. 51. More than just SCCM
    52. 52. Long history of excellence</li></ul>The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. <br />
    53. 53. MKS<br /><ul><li>Best overall current features
    54. 54. Highest Scores in:
    55. 55. ‘Security’
    56. 56. ‘Running a Project’ and
    57. 57. ‘Process Configuration’</li></ul>The Forrester Wave is copyrighted by Forrester Research, Inc. Forrester and Forrester Wave are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc. The Forrester Wave is a graphical representation of Forrester's call on a market and is plotted using a detailed spreadsheet with exposed scores, weightings, and comments. Forrester does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Forrester Wave. Information is based on best available resources. Opinions reflect judgment at the time and are subject to change.<br />
    58. 58. MKS Integrity Key Concepts<br />
    59. 59. MKS Integrity Concept: Items<br />An ITEM is the fundamental building block of the MKS Integrity data model<br />Every item has an assigned type; examples include Requirement, Specification, Test Case, Change Request, etc.<br />Every item type has attributes describing:<br />purpose, such as description, classification, etc<br />data elements<br />management information such as assigned user, state, completion dates,<br />
    60. 60. Enforced Item Workflow<br />Every item type has its own workflow which describes how it moves from state to state;<br />State transition rules, conditions and permissions are defined by the administrator and enforced by the system<br />State transition history is displayed to users<br />Transition rules can require notifications and approvals<br />E-signatures can enforced for state changes<br />
    61. 61. Defined Item Relationships<br />Items can be linked by unlimited user defined relationships<br />Defined relationships are used to create hierarchy and trace relationships<br />Can group an entire set for management and impact analysis purposes<br />Can also derive automated metrics across relationships<br />Can be used for suspect linking<br />
    62. 62. Item Reuse<br />Any item can be reused within multiple documents or projects<br />Can be versioned, branched and baselined as part of a configuration<br />Standard configuration management concepts applied to items (requirements, specifications, test cases) or code<br />Parent/child relationships can be configured to manage dependencies<br />
    63. 63. MKS Integrity Concept: Process Automation<br />Process automation can be configured to:<br />Automate escalation and notification due to occurrence of pre-defined events (such as inactivity thresholds, time limits, etc.)<br />Launch external processes based on pre-defined rules<br />Automatically calculate system metrics based on derived schedule<br />Conditional assignments<br />
    64. 64. MKS Integrity Security Model<br />Enterprise class security enabling:<br />Domain-based authentication<br />Item level access permissions<br />Attribute control (viewing, editing)<br />E-signature and state-based approvals<br />Audit reporting and control<br />
    65. 65. MKS Integrity Concept: Metrics<br />Metrics can be automatically derived for:<br />All activities contained within a unit of work (i.e. Project effort, costs)<br />Portfolio Management purposes (i.e. Applications maintenance activity)<br />Process efficiency (i.e. first-time-right, churn, KPI) <br />
    66. 66. MKS Integrity Reporting, Charting, Dashboards<br />Comprehensive reporting, charting and dashboards to:<br />Summarize status information meaningful to your business <br />Compare project progress over time<br />Visualize team performance and indicators<br />
    67. 67. MKS Integrity for Agile<br /> MKS Integrity for Agile is an enterprise application lifecycle management platform that enables organizations to adopt Agile software development methodologies while also managing traditional development methodologies. <br />MKS Integrity for Agile simplifies the transition from traditional processes and practices to more agile ones, through its unsurpassed process flexibility. Built as a single solution, it provides out of the box transparency and real-time visibility with the ability to manage all development processes and artifacts in a single data repository.<br />
    68. 68. MKS Integrity for Agile<br /> MKS Integrity for Agile is an enterprise application lifecycle management platform that enables organizations to adopt Agile software development methodologies while also managing traditional development methodologies. <br />MKS Integrity for Agile simplifies the transition from traditional processes and practices to more agile ones, through its unsurpassed process flexibility. Built as a single solution, it provides out of the box transparency and real-time visibility with the ability to manage all development processes and artifacts in a single data repository.<br />
    69. 69. Video Demo<br />www.mks.com<br />
    70. 70. In Summary<br /><ul><li>MKS Integrity enables you to:
    71. 71. Gain control and visibility across global development activities
    72. 72. Manage the ALM process as a single entity and data model
    73. 73. Adopt gradual implementation approach
    74. 74. Build on existing MKS tooling
    75. 75. Focus on alleviating immediate challenges
    76. 76. Next generation, enterprise-based architecture & capabilities delivering
    77. 77. Strong, tailorable support for Agile development </li></li></ul><li>Next Steps<br /><ul><li>Take a closer look in the afternoon session
    78. 78. Web meeting technical discussion and question and answer
    79. 79. Agile assessments from CREOSS incorporated with tooling assessments</li></ul>ADC Austin as MKS Reseller<br />John Rhodes<br />jdrhodes@adcaustin.com<br />http://adcaustin.com<br />
    80. 80. Thank You<br />www.mks.com<br />

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