Mainframe Virtual Users Group –
January 2014

SERENA SOFTWARE INC.
News and Announcements
GET READY: We’ll be CELEBRATING 50 Years of Mainframe Innovation!

Come visit us at booth #518

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News and Announcements

•  New quarterly mainframe newsletter
•  Serenade, Q1 2014
•  Serena Release Manager V5
•  GA Dece...
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   How ERO saves you resources and
money!

Benny Westaedt
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  Why are you here?

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No idea what ERO is?
CEO or CFO?
Budget Crunch?
More requests than ...
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  Agenda
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Why are you here?
ERO?
The Business Case
Strategy, People & Instruments
How does it work...
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  ERO?

Enterprise Release Option
Size	
  ma0ers	
  (Enterprise)	
  	
  

Not	
  for	
  everyone	
  (Op?on)	
  	
  

Yo...
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  What happens without ERO?

Project Death Star

Where did it go wrong?

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  First Release = Success

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Flagship of the Galactic Empire
Moon-Sized imperial military battle...
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  However …

Those involved in “Project Death-Star” thought going to production with:

1/23/14	
  

•  No Risk or Impac...
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  … They were wrong!

1/23/14	
  

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  The Result?

Not only was there a total loss of Hardware, Software and
Resources. . . .
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. . . . There was also some staff reduction.

1/23/14	
  

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  Death Star 2.0 lessons learned

•  Load balanced central reactor core
•  No direct access to the central reactor core...
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  Project DS 2.0 Release Review
It is too.The issues with now,
These late to correct
Wait!. .rebels are mad! it the
Cap...
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  Oops !!!

1/23/14	
  

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  Did you ever had to:
•  Fix a release bug
•  Remove a package from a release
•  Removing components from a
release

1...
Risk Management

•  Testing
•  Dependency mngt
–  Copybooks
–  Load relationships
–  Overlays

•  Parallel development
1/2...
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Where did the
Empire go wrong?
. . . . . . . TWICE!

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We should have practiced ERO!
.....

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  Respecting Human (& Alien) Resources

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1/23/14	
  

Customers
End Users
Testers
Developers
Release Mana...
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  Use the right Instruments & Equipment

1/23/14	
  

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Applications
Databases
Test Environments
Netwo...
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  The Reward

The right balance and harmony between:
•  Time
•  Money
•  Quality
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  Strategy & Tactics

1.  Define objectives/principles and get
commitment
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Business
IT

2.  Define Architecture v...
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  ERO Tuning Tools
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Release Management
Change Management
Coding checks
Compilers
Linkers
DB che...
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  Changeman ZMF
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Packages
Super packages
Promotion levels
Application releases
Company releases
En...
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  ERO Terminology
•  Release (1 point in time)
•  Release dependencies
•  Release areas
–  Start
–  Subsystem
–  Final
...
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  Area Management

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  Package & Application

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  ERO & Enterprise Architecture
•  Target: Business –
IT alignment
•  Knowing the impact
upfront
•  Managing Release
pl...
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  The ERO business value

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Streamline the development process
Managing complex releases
Q...
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  Westaedt added value:
•  Mapping and documenting the operational terrain
•  Systematic identification of bottlenecks ...
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  Are you prepared for a stellar performance?

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PHOTO CREDITS

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xblackrockx.com

Benny Westaedt
CEO & Enterprise Architect
e-mail
Website

benny.westaedt@westaedt.b...
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  Summary

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Test and build environments cost precious resources: not planning for them costs even
more.
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In the January Mainframe Virtual User Group (VUG) meeting, guest speaker, Benny Westaedt, CEO and Chief Architect of PSW solutions discussed “How ChangeMan ZMF’s ERO option saves you resources and money.” Benny stepped our audience through the Enterprise Release Option (ERO) of ChangeMan ZMF and made a very compelling case for how ERO does save time and resources in a manner that was accessible to all technical levels and easily understood by those with or without actual ERO experience.

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Serena Mainframe Virtual User Group Jan 2014

  1. 1. Mainframe Virtual Users Group – January 2014 SERENA SOFTWARE INC.
  2. 2. News and Announcements GET READY: We’ll be CELEBRATING 50 Years of Mainframe Innovation! Come visit us at booth #518 2 SERENA SOFTWARE INC.
  3. 3. News and Announcements •  New quarterly mainframe newsletter •  Serenade, Q1 2014 •  Serena Release Manager V5 •  GA December 2013 •  ZMF and zLinux support •  ChangeMan ZMF 7.2 Beta Program •  Beta T1, Feb 1 •  Subsequent drop every 2 months •  David Jackson djackson@serena.com 3 SERENA SOFTWARE INC.
  4. 4. »   How ERO saves you resources and money! Benny Westaedt
  5. 5. »  Why are you here? •  •  •  •  •  •  1/23/14   No idea what ERO is? CEO or CFO? Budget Crunch? More requests than you have resources to give? Streamlining development operations? Higher quality requirements? 5  
  6. 6. »  Agenda •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Why are you here? ERO? The Business Case Strategy, People & Instruments How does it work? Business Value! Why Westaedt? 1/23/14   6  
  7. 7. »  ERO? Enterprise Release Option Size  ma0ers  (Enterprise)     Not  for  everyone  (Op?on)     You  want  to  work  in  a  structured  way  (Release)   1/23/14   7  
  8. 8. »  What happens without ERO? Project Death Star Where did it go wrong? 1/23/14   8  
  9. 9. »  First Release = Success •  •  •  •  1/23/14   Flagship of the Galactic Empire Moon-Sized imperial military battlestation Planet-destroying superlaser Thousands of stationed troops 9  
  10. 10. »  However … Those involved in “Project Death-Star” thought going to production with: 1/23/14   •  No Risk or Impact analysis, •  A minimum amount of testing •  And a thermal exhaust port from the central reactor core Was not going to be an issue. . . . . 10  
  11. 11. »  … They were wrong! 1/23/14   11  
  12. 12. »  The Result? Not only was there a total loss of Hardware, Software and Resources. . . . 1/23/14   12  
  13. 13. »   . . . . There was also some staff reduction. 1/23/14   13  
  14. 14. »  Death Star 2.0 lessons learned •  Load balanced central reactor core •  No direct access to the central reactor core including exhaust port •  Do NOT underestimate the competition . . . right? 1/23/14   14  
  15. 15. »  Project DS 2.0 Release Review It is too.The issues with now, These late to correct Wait!. .rebels are mad! it the Captain. . . I mean chance the They don’t have a what are central reactor core were of odds it couldtime.. winning this happen again? resolved, right? . . . . Yes sir. . Erm 1/23/14   15  
  16. 16. »  Oops !!! 1/23/14   16  
  17. 17. »  Did you ever had to: •  Fix a release bug •  Remove a package from a release •  Removing components from a release 1/23/14   17  
  18. 18. Risk Management •  Testing •  Dependency mngt –  Copybooks –  Load relationships –  Overlays •  Parallel development 1/23/14   •  Audit – out of sync recompile •  Check points •  Build process automation (concatenation) •  Development path 18  
  19. 19. »   Where did the Empire go wrong? . . . . . . . TWICE! 1/23/14   We should have practiced ERO! ..... •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Release mngt Change mngt Incident mngt Problem mngt Impact analysis Risk analysis Test mngt Dependency mngt 19  
  20. 20. »  Respecting Human (& Alien) Resources •  •  •  •  •  1/23/14   Customers End Users Testers Developers Release Manager 20  
  21. 21. »  Use the right Instruments & Equipment 1/23/14   •  •  •  •  •  •  Applications Databases Test Environments Network Disk Space CPU Power 21  
  22. 22. »  The Reward The right balance and harmony between: •  Time •  Money •  Quality 1/23/14   22  
  23. 23. »  Strategy & Tactics 1.  Define objectives/principles and get commitment –  –  Business IT 2.  Define Architecture vision –  –  Scope, expectations Business context 3.  How will business be impacted? –  Impact on business goals and dependencies 4.  Which applications and information are impacted? –  1/23/14   5.  Which technology do we need for this? –  Instruments & Equipment 6.  Opportunities and solutions –  Quick Win, Changeman, ERO, SBM, … 7.  Migration planning –  Plan the transformation for the Instruments and the Resources 8.  Implementation –  Put ERO to work every day 9.  Optimize and Learn! Our setup and the resources 23  
  24. 24. »  ERO Tuning Tools •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Release Management Change Management Coding checks Compilers Linkers DB checks Automated testing Impact analysis 1/23/14   24  
  25. 25. »  Changeman ZMF •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Packages Super packages Promotion levels Application releases Company releases Environment management Development and Production management 1/23/14   25  
  26. 26. »  ERO Terminology •  Release (1 point in time) •  Release dependencies •  Release areas –  Start –  Subsystem –  Final •  Release application •  Release package 1/23/14   26  
  27. 27. »  Area Management 1/23/14   27  
  28. 28. »  Package & Application 1/23/14   28  
  29. 29. »  ERO & Enterprise Architecture •  Target: Business – IT alignment •  Knowing the impact upfront •  Managing Release platforms 1/23/14   29  
  30. 30. »  The ERO business value •  •  •  •  •  •  1/23/14   Streamline the development process Managing complex releases Quality gateways are in place Predict the impact Flexible environments at a minimal cost A backup plan in case it goes wrong 30  
  31. 31. »  Westaedt added value: •  Mapping and documenting the operational terrain •  Systematic identification of bottlenecks and weaknesses to be handled and strengthened •  Identify “Quick Wins” with low risk and big ROI •  Free up time through automation of mundane manual administration tasks •  Stress free audits •  Quick business pain relief •  Discovery of hidden revenue •  Work method optimization based upon the organizational best practices 1/23/14   31  
  32. 32. »  Are you prepared for a stellar performance? 1/23/14   32  
  33. 33. PHOTO CREDITS »   xblackrockx.com Benny Westaedt CEO & Enterprise Architect e-mail Website benny.westaedt@westaedt.be www.westaedt.be                                               Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright. creativecommons.org 1/23/14     33  
  34. 34. »  Summary •  •  •  •  Test and build environments cost precious resources: not planning for them costs even more. The right ERO implementation helps you balance your resources and makes sure you use the right ones at the right time. Disk space, CPU time, human resources, quality and risk can be managed by ERO. The build management and impact analysis features, deliver crucial information about the potential risk and quality impact. 1/23/14   34  
  35. 35. Conclusion Kevin Vice P Parker re kpark sident an d Pro e r @s d erena .com uct Office r Sere n 1850 a Softwa G re San M ateway Dr Inc. ive, 4 th ateo C 650.2 Floor 24.16 A 94404 91 M seren a.com k ust as M out … ab Next VUG April 16th 2014 Attend VUG Get mi lk 35 Get newsletter Get brochure SERENA SOFTWARE INC.

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