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In today’s fast paced marketplace, the demand for product quality and incremental updates is continually increasing. Competing industry goals such as rapid feature development and continual deployment create an environment where release management and risk mitigation can become tenuous.
DevOps – a contraction of “Development and Operations" – allows companies to unify the two facets of an organization’s technology department. This presentation covers how DevOps allows companies developing complex systems to integrate their development, testing and deployment processes. We believe in product innovation through rapid software development, and we lived DevOps through our experience as IBM Rational Developers.
Matthew Clement, Senior Consultant, PacGenesis
Matt joined PacGenesis in 2014 as a senior software consultant. Previously he was employed with IBM for twelve years as a software engineer working on enterprise development products across several organizations. Most recently he was a member of the development team for Rational Team Concert with a focus on enterprise extensions and build. Matt graduated with his M.S and B.S from Virginia Tech in 2002 where he majored in Computer Science.
Scott Pecnik, Senior Consultant, PacGenesis
Scott has been working with IBM Software for more than eight years. He is a former IBM employee where he held various positions throughout the organization, stemming from development to product innovation to pre-sales. Most recently, he was a developer on the Rational Team Concert Enterprise Edition product. Since leaving IBM in 2010, Scott has been consulting for many of the IBM Rational products for customers of all sizes across all industries, focusing specifically on Rational Team Concert. Scott holds two B. S. degrees from North Carolina State University where he majored in Computer Science and Business Management – Finance.
Jim Sullivan, Principal and Tech Lead, Arcisphere Technologies
Jim Sullivan is the Principal partner of Arcisphere Technologies. Jim was with IBM for 9 years during which Jim supported global clients with ALM, Agile and DevOps solutions. Since forming Arcisphere Technologies Arcisphere is a firm that serves client with products and services for software development, including tools, services, training, and Agile transformations. Jim has achieved certifications in the IBM CLM and DevOps product line. Jim has also achieved Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC) certification for the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Arcisphere was recently accepted into IBM Rational’s SAFe partner ecosystem, and will have a booth at Innovate. Jim has a B.S. in Engineering from NJIT, a Ma