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The Dark Side of Application Modernization

This week, I want to shift our conversation to touch of the reality of how modernizations can me the most complex, risky, and time-consuming projects in all of IT.    With all of the application development projects of 10, 20, and 30 years, many fortune 500 organizations find themselves painted into a corner behind a mess of stove-piped systems, outdated infrastructures, and in-flexible processes.   This post explores this challenge and poses some new questions to our readers.

The "Quality Lense" Revisited: Readers Respond to Questions

Last week, I posted a blog entry which discussed how project management has become one of the most key constituent in establishing a Quality Lense to ensure success in modern application projects.   In only a week, this post has become the most read post on the HP ALM and Application Transformation blog with close to 600 unique IP views.  You can read the post here.  We posed four questions to our readers, here are some early responses.

A Fast Application is a Fast Business. Seriously.

In my previous posts, I have made several references to how our customers tell me that application modernization projects are about end-to-end business processes.   The days of building "silo'd" applications serving a single line of business or function are going away.   This post is quotes a CIO talking about how performance validation is a needed part of ALM.

Live Blog: Photos from Edinburgh ALM ASIG Event

Our last stop on the ALM UK SIG tour was in beautiful Edinburgh.  Another sell-out stop, with tremendous interest on how HP Apps 11 releases add business value and a competitive edge.  Here are some photos.

Live Blog: Photos from Manchester United Kingdom ALM Event

Our second stop for our UK SIG ALM launch tour is in Manchester, and we were greeted by a standing-room-only crowd.  Here are some real-time photos from the event.

Defining, Measuring, and Managing Success in App Modernization Projects

In my second post of last week, we started to introduce the topic of success criteria for application modernization projects.  To quote a section from last weeks post, “Quality no-longer equates to back-end testing, instead includes managing the complete application lifecycle through a quality lense. “  I wanted to double-click on this “quality lense” and see if we could start a discussion on the top success criteria we see our customers focusing on for application modernization projects.  

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  • Brian is a Product Marketing Manager for Application Development Management Solutions with and previously for Project and Application Portfolio Management, with extensive experience in presales and implementation roles.
  • I have more than 12 years in IT, with over 10 years working with the HP Quality Management suite of tools—seven as a Professional Services consultant for Mercury/HP. Additionally, I am the Regional Practice Lead for the Quality Management Strategy and Solutions organization which helps drive inovation in the areas of Best Practices and constancy of delivery.
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  • Kelly has over 20 years experience with enterprise systems and software in individual contributor and manager roles across product management, business development and product marketing. A majority of my focus has been in areas directly related to applications spanning from developer environments, enterprise Java, integration middleware, SOA infrastructure, SOA Governance and now application lifecycle management. Kelly has a B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Backed up with over 20 years of IT experience ranging from Application Development, QA, Product Management and Product Marketing, Ofer Spiegel has acquired deep insight into the intricacies of Enterprise IT and its versatile challenges.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • 36-year HP employee that writes technical information for HP Software Customers.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
  • Areas of expertise include project/portfolio management, software education and application lifecycle management
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