IBM Innovate 2013, Dave West: Why You Need an ALM Data Model: Increasing Visibility and Transparency to Enable Business Agility
by Tasktop Technologies on Jun 12, 2013
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For many organizations, the promise of ALM has been undermined by disconnected tools, process, organizations and practices. But as organizations pivot business models and deliver faster, the need for ...
For many organizations, the promise of ALM has been undermined by disconnected tools, process, organizations and practices. But as organizations pivot business models and deliver faster, the need for ALM is much greater. Increased visibility and flow are the corner stones to increased business Agility. But for many organizations, adopting Agile at the team level has left enterprise ALM in a worse state than before, with teams adopting tools, practices and even process models for their own needs. So how do organizations increase the visibility of software delivery whilst software is being delivered by a diverse set of project teams, all following slightly different methods and using a variety of tools?
In this talk, Dave West, Chief Product Officer at Tasktop Technologies, and Tim Mulligan, ALM Architect at Fidelity Investments, discuss the value of introducing an ALM Data Model and how it can provide a common currency for visibility, collaboration and flow for large complex organizations. They describe what an ALM data model looks like and how it can form the backbone for any federated ALM strategy. The talk draws on practical experience by Fidelity of starting this endeavor and industry experience by Tasktop, who have worked with many organizations connecting information from disconnected tools. The talk will cover:
1. Why your organization needs an ALM data model.
2. What an ALM data model looks like.
3. How the ALM data model increases the value of CLM data.
4. Example implementation plan for an ALM data model.
Want: increased visibility, transparency and governance with a heterogeneous, multi sourced development organization. Need: to increase control without forcing people to adopt one tool. Have: external suppliers developing software using a variety of practices and tools.
A clear understanding of what ALM is, what the terminology is and how tools support this model. This enables an organization to build a data warehouse, integration strategy and technology / tools roadmap.
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