72, Summit Ave,
                                                   Montvale, New Jersey -07645
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THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH



         Problem – The Mainframe is not dead

    Technologists at the end of
    the...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

                         Globally Distributed
         Few mainframe resources exist in...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

                      Problems in going global

         Global resources have skills b...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

      Solution – Global Mainframe Competency
                      Approach
     On Sho...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

      Solution – Global Mainframe Competency
                      Approach
     Off Sh...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

                   Process / Knowledgebase
     Full documentation by On Shore Team to ...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

        Process – Knowledgebase (Continued)

     Promotes Project Management sustainab...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

                       Process – Mentorship

     Utilizing knowledgebase and direct co...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

                 Process – Training Sessions

     Using a variety of different interfa...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

                            Communications

     Streamlined Communications
      o Pro...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

          Tool used for Global PM – SharePoint

       Data Inc. utilizes Microsoft Sha...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

  Sample Project Management SharePoint Site

                                    Projec...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

                    SharePoint Tool – Benefits
     SharePoint facilitates centralized ...
THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH

                                    Benefits

     Eliminates global barriers
      o S...
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The Mainframe Competency Approach - Facilitating Sustained Global Project Management and Mentoring for the future

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Presented at the 2007 NJ PMI Symposium in Edison, NJ, this poster presentation dealt with legacy Mainframe Systems and how using the right resources can sustain and extend the life of these legacy systems.

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The Mainframe Competency Approach - Facilitating Sustained Global Project Management and Mentoring for the future

  1. 1. 72, Summit Ave, Montvale, New Jersey -07645 Phone (201) 802 9800 Fax (201) 802 9808 email : info@dataincusa.com Web site : www.dataincusa.com The Mainframe Competency Approach Facilitating Sustained Global Project Management and Mentoring for the future Presented by: May 7, 2007 Michelle Medley, PMP (michelle@dataincusa.com) Jim Serton (jserton@dataincusa.com)
  2. 2. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Problem – The Mainframe is not dead Technologists at the end of the 80’s predicted that Mainframes would be obsolete They were wrong Related Mainframe Skills are in Demand “I predict the last mainframe will be unplugged on 15, March, 1996” Stewart Alsop – InfoWorld Magazine, March, 1991 PAGE 2 OF 15
  3. 3. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Globally Distributed Few mainframe resources exist in North America o Forced Hybrid Development o Skills Abundant Globally Popular Alternative – Asia/Pacific Region PAGE 3 OF 15
  4. 4. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Problems in going global Global resources have skills but lack expertise and knowledge o Unable to solve critical business issues o Time Differences o Cultural Differences PAGE 4 OF 15
  5. 5. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Solution – Global Mainframe Competency Approach On Shore Team o Consists of Veteran Programs Familiar with Mainframe Systems Right mix of mainframe programming, business expertise and project management skills PAGE 5 OF 15
  6. 6. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Solution – Global Mainframe Competency Approach Off Shore Team Consists of technical lead and programmers • Led by on-shore team • Facilitated transfer of knowledge between experienced individuals and skilled off shore team members PAGE 6 OF 15
  7. 7. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Process / Knowledgebase Full documentation by On Shore Team to Off Shore Team o Using Project Management System to track information Document Repository such as SharePoint Project Management Software for instituting timelines • Facilitates Effective Time Management PAGE 7 OF 15
  8. 8. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Process – Knowledgebase (Continued) Promotes Project Management sustainability on a global scale o Less paper trail (environmentally friendly – promotes green policies) o As information is collected, processes become known and more seamless Off Shore Teams can solve critical problems without assistance Less Questions Asked Leaders Start to Emerge PAGE 8 OF 15
  9. 9. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Process – Mentorship Utilizing knowledgebase and direct contact o Technical and Project Management Knowledge can be effectively passed down to next generation through knowledgebase o Helps to create new PM-based Global Competency o Develops new experience and expertise o Sustains Current and Future Projects Globally PAGE 9 OF 15
  10. 10. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Process – Training Sessions Using a variety of different interfaces o WebEx o E-Learning o Knowledgebase o Teleconferencing PAGE 10 OF 15
  11. 11. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Communications Streamlined Communications o Project is sustainable based on growing knowledgebase. o As knowledge and expertise grows, less direction from on shore team is needed. Reduces costs, eliminates lag time, ensures sustained project development PAGE 11 OF 15
  12. 12. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Tool used for Global PM – SharePoint Data Inc. utilizes Microsoft SharePoint integrated with Microsoft Project Server as a tool to manage the projects SharePoint facilitates team collaboration and information centralization, among Data Inc. overseas centers Manages work, provides business intelligence, improves productivity and assists in knowledge retention Used as a means to formalize standards, processes, controls and documentation PAGE 12 OF 15
  13. 13. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Sample Project Management SharePoint Site Project Site helped with the following Areas of Knowledge: Integration Management Scope Management Time Management Cost Management Quality Management Communications Management PAGE 13 OF 15
  14. 14. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH SharePoint Tool – Benefits SharePoint facilitates centralized work assignments and plan execution Project objectives, deliverables, change control procedures and WBS are stored in SharePoint document repositories which are accessible 24x7, online, by all stakeholders Microsoft Project Server integrates with SharePoint for task scheduling and progress tracking Central repository accesses accounting and cost data SharePoint used to capture issue resolution, depending on the type of solution. Issues can be marked as closed or postponed SharePoint used as a single node for all communications among all project stakeholders - Resource Centralization, Document Repository and Knowledge Retention PAGE 14 OF 15
  15. 15. THE MAINFRAME COMPETENCY APPROACH Benefits Eliminates global barriers o Seamless handoff of knowledge for sustained project management Integration o Helps streamline integration between globally distributed teams Decreased Costs o Communications costs decreases, productivity increases Greener Operation o Less paper, better environment Sustainable Knowledge and Experience o Passing knowledge from one generation to another PAGE 15 OF 15

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