Software Innovation Hot Topics at IBM InterConnect
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Software Innovation was one of the most popular tracks at the IBM InterConnect Conference in Singapore this year. Watch the interviews with our executive guest speakers:
Kristof Kloeckner, Rational General Manager
Harish Grama, Vice President Product Delivery
Here are some key takeaways from the session:
Balancing speed and agility with quality, control and governance: To succeed in today’s new development reality requires software delivery best practices and tools that can blend agility with responsibility and governance with empowerment. Since today’s software is increasingly complex, agility is not enough - agility without discipline cannot scale. On the other hand, software development discipline without agility cannot be competitive in today’s marketplace. The keys to success include the ability to:
The value of collaborative application and systems engineering
Today software is everywhere. It’s powerful, complex, and fundamental to business. We need strategies for delivering software and systems, including mobile applications, that not only “do no harm” but add real value.
Delivering innovative, quality software has become more complicated. Often software delivery teams are spread across time zones, geographies and an extended supply chain involving contractors and vendors in outsourced projects. IBM has worked on thousands of software delivery transformation projects and over and over again, and it’s clear that certain capabilities are needed for success, summarized as five effective applications for lifecycle management:
Continuous delivery between development and operations in the cloud with collaborative lifecycle management
More than ever before, customers are requiring new approaches to accelerate software delivery processes, while reducing time, cost and risk. In particular, streamlining the connection between development and operations teams has now become a business imperative.
At InterConnect, we introduced a new set of capabilities - IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery. The new solution is an agile, scalable, and flexible solution for end-to-end lifecycle management, allowing organizations to reduce software delivery cycle time and improve quality.
IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery establishes a seamless delivery pipeline allowing developers and testers to stand up and deploy to production-like environments for more efficient testing, reduced troubleshooting times, and fewer issues and defects found in production.
Key capabilities include:
Additional resources about our software innovation capabilities: