Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
What an end to end lifecycle looks like
The BlackRock story
Best practices for adop...
We’ve been writing code for 60
years…
We must have the process
pretty much have it down
to a science… right?
This is not
Kansas
anymore!
8%
23%
31%
35%
5%
21%
30%
39%
Critical priority
High priority
Low priority
Not on our agenda
2010 (n=2,124) 2011* (n=2,198)
Applications are increasingly
being assembled :-
No real control
Multiple tools involved
Process not enough for visibility...
The problem
What an end to end lifecycle looks like
The BlackRock story
Best practices for adoption
It needs to be managed
Capability Description
Reporting The ability to report status, risk, flow
and value (and history)
Traceability Understand ...
The problem
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
The BlackRock story
Best practices for adoption
•De-risk Agile rollouts and
ALM modernizations by
enabling best-of breed
solutions
•Connect developers,
testers, BAs and P...
•Gain real-time traceability
across
IBM, HP, Microsoft, Agile and
open source ALM tools
•Faster defect resolution thanks
t...
•Support for cross-
lifecycle compliance
and audits
•Reduce waste of
process disconnect
•Improved software
portfolio decis...
•Leverage the largest
ALM integration
ecosystem
•Integrate legacy and
in-house tools
•Ensure support for
future ALM stack
...
Traceable Controlled
Connected Open
Developers External
Software
Suppliers
Release Mgt
The PMO
(PPM)
Operations
(Service D...
The problem
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
What an end to end lifecycle looks like
Best practices for adoption
The problem
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
What an end to end lifecycle looks like
The BlackRock story
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment...
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HP Discover 2013 presentation titled: "HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment at BlackRock Investments" by Dave West, Tasktop's CPO, and Jonathan Major, VP Quality Assurance, BlackRock.

Modern software development is a messy affair with complex problems, disconnected disciplines and immature practices. For the large financial services, software is a key enabler to delivering value to its customers, empowering employees and providing insights to management. The combination of increased complexity and value has led BlackRock to invest in the process of software delivery, and the application of the discipline ALM to the problem of disconnected delivery. Their desire, like many organizations is to provide better insights, improve collaboration and make the process of software delivery flow faster.

In this talk Jonathan Major, Vice President of Quality at BlackRock, and Dave West, Chief Product Officer at Tasktop discuss the journey BlackRock has been on. Describing how BlackRock has adopted the ALM practice, connecting the disciplines of quality and development and how that has created increased traceability, visibility and reporting in a heterogeneous tool stack. They discuss the challenges in adopting an integrated approach to software, both technical and cultural and the steps necessary to take the ideas of ALM and implement them.

The journey is by no means complete, but in this talk Jonathan and Dave will provide the audience with a description of their experience and a set of ideas for how an IT organization can adopt the ALM practice. This talk will cover.
• The problems of delivering software in a heterogeneous world.
• How the practice of ALM, the application of business management to the practice of software delivery can help.
• What an integrated, end to end software delivery process looks like.
• How BlackRock approached the problem.
• A set of best practices for adopting the practice of ALM.

NOTE:Unfortunately the audio quality on the recording is poor but the content is very good.

For more information, please see: http://www.tasktop.com/softwarelifecycleintegration

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HP Discover 2013 - HP ALM 'the one ring to bind them': An experience report on adopting ALM in a heterogeneous environment at BlackRock Investments

  1. 1. Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) What an end to end lifecycle looks like The BlackRock story Best practices for adoption
  2. 2. We’ve been writing code for 60 years… We must have the process pretty much have it down to a science… right?
  3. 3. This is not Kansas anymore!
  4. 4. 8% 23% 31% 35% 5% 21% 30% 39% Critical priority High priority Low priority Not on our agenda 2010 (n=2,124) 2011* (n=2,198)
  5. 5. Applications are increasingly being assembled :- No real control Multiple tools involved Process not enough for visibility Opensource adds complexity
  6. 6. The problem What an end to end lifecycle looks like The BlackRock story Best practices for adoption
  7. 7. It needs to be managed
  8. 8. Capability Description Reporting The ability to report status, risk, flow and value (and history) Traceability Understand impact of changes, dependencies and key relationships Automation / Workflow Enable the flow of work across disciplines, individuals, organizations and groups Planning Plan work within teams, cross teams and releases Collaboration Enable cross team, discipline, group collaboration within context Flexibleprocesses OpenArchitecture
  9. 9. The problem Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) The BlackRock story Best practices for adoption
  10. 10. •De-risk Agile rollouts and ALM modernizations by enabling best-of breed solutions •Connect developers, testers, BAs and PMs using disparate tools •Avoid waste of manual entry and point-to-point integrations
  11. 11. •Gain real-time traceability across IBM, HP, Microsoft, Agile and open source ALM tools •Faster defect resolution thanks to artifact linking •Increased visibility from requirements to deployment •Get real-time visibility into requirements, plans and defects
  12. 12. •Support for cross- lifecycle compliance and audits •Reduce waste of process disconnect •Improved software portfolio decision making
  13. 13. •Leverage the largest ALM integration ecosystem •Integrate legacy and in-house tools •Ensure support for future ALM stack changes
  14. 14. Traceable Controlled Connected Open Developers External Software Suppliers Release Mgt The PMO (PPM) Operations (Service Desks)
  15. 15. The problem Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) What an end to end lifecycle looks like Best practices for adoption
  16. 16. The problem Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) What an end to end lifecycle looks like The BlackRock story

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