Jean-Louis (JL) Marechaux works as a software engineer for IBM Rational in Canada and was previously an IT Architect for IBM’s Global Services division. JL is an IBM developerWorks Contributing Author focused on his areas of interest including: software architecture, Java EE technologies, SOA, and Agile software development practices. He contributed to the Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum book in 2010, has a blog on Pragmatic Architecture
OSLC is an open community of vendors, integrators, and users, that creates freely-available, scenario-driven, specifications for integrating software applications. Though OSLC’s initial focus for specification were ALM domains, the techniques used are universally applicable , and are already being applied in workgroups focused on PLM ( with leadership from Siemens ), and DevOps ( with leadership from IBM Tivoli ). (Optional for more technical presentations: All the specifications are based on the standard, and proven, architecture of the web: HTTP, REST, and Linked Data. This means integrations don’t have to copy and synchronize data, but can link to it where it “lives”. Wherever the data is, OSLC-based integrations let users work with data from their current context. ) Whether you want to work on the details of the specifications, get the community to focus on scenarios that are important to you, or use finalized OSLC specifications to integrate your own software, the OSLC community is open to you . (Links on this chart: open-services.net open-services.net/members open-services.net/participate )
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In-Context Collaboration freeing teams to focus on more creative work Real-time Planning where the plan is always up to date Lifecycle Traceability ensures coverage of requirements, development and test Development Intelligence provides team transparency and for measured improvement Continuous Improvement to adapt and optimize team performance Right-size the solution to meet your team with flexible deployment models and single point of administration