Posts by Kenny Smith

Supporting the Boy Scouts of America

Supporting the Boy Scouts of America

This is a change in previous types of content, and this post is about one of our favorite charities and...

The success of Agile’s concept of self-organizing teams can be traced back to Austrian economics

The success of Agile’s concept of self-organizing teams can be traced back to Austrian economics

The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. This is one of the twelve principles behind the Agile...

Understanding SAFe Work In Progress Limits

Understanding SAFe Work In Progress Limits

What is WIP? WIP stands for Work In Progress. Limiting your work in progress is a concept of Scaled Agile...

WebSphere App Server 7 support ends in April 2018

WebSphere App Server 7 support ends in April 2018

If you are currently running IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) on version 7, you have until April of 2018 to...

Team Concert 6.0.4: New Horizontal Clustering Features

Team Concert 6.0.4: New Horizontal Clustering Features

CLM Clustering is Dead!  Anyone who has worked on WebSphere App server certainly should be familiar with the deployment manager...

Impediments to Agile Adoption

Impediments to Agile Adoption

We help our customers implement software using Agile methods and a DevOps approach. These notes have been growing as we’ve worked...

Performance Testing the Rational Build Agent

Performance Testing the Rational Build Agent

On a recent project where we were implementing Rational Team Concert for a large z/OS shop, we were requested for...

A Rosetta Stone for IBM’s Jargon and Acronyms

A Rosetta Stone for IBM’s Jargon and Acronyms

This list is by no means complete (that would take weeks to compile). This list is constructed based on our...

5 Tips to Accelerate Adoption of Rational Developer for System z

5 Tips to Accelerate Adoption of Rational Developer for System z

Reasoning We’ve been involved in several large scale deployments of Rational Developer for System z. The product is an incredible...

Easy way to manage a developer’s prioritized daily backlog

Easy way to manage a developer’s prioritized daily backlog

The central tenant of any good Agile methodology is a prioritized daily task list. Even if you are not a...

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