Application Lifecycle Management and Application Transformation Blog
Sharing HP’s point of view on Application Lifecycle Management, sharing customer best practices and advice on managing the lifecycle of applications from concept to retirement.

New CIO Research: The Top Five Causes of IT Project Failures

After years of slow progress on improving success rates in application software development, a new report called Strategies for Project Recovery reveals that, as an industry, IT organizations are regressing.  This post explore the findings of this report.

Cloud Options: Learn about HP ALM SaaS for Application Transformation Projects

My good friend and colleague Antoine Aymer, SaaS Product Marketing Manager for HP Application Lifecycle Management Software as a Service will be conducting a free webinar on how IT organizations can turn to HP hosted resources to jump-start application projects.  If you are looking at SaaS solutions, but are disappointed that most are light-weight and silo'd in focus, then you should sign up.

Enterprise Mobile Apps and Application Modernization

This post explores how HP Customers tell us that Enteprise Mobile Applications are becoming a forcing-function for legacy modernization.  We look at a customer who is using HP Application Lifecycle Management to ensure quality and performance of an application modernization project involving mobile apps.  We also look at the Quality and Performance challenges associated with such applications.

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.  

Reader Feedback: “Modernization is about Driving Competitive Advantages”

On Monday, I wrote a blog post on notes from my listening tour where I learned that HP customers have shifted their conversation about the business drivers of new projects.  The high-order business driver is all about responding to competitive pressure.    Here is your feedback.

Customers: "Modernization is about Driving Competitive Advantages"

I recently returned from an oversea customer trip where I had the opportunity to sit down with several F500 IT leaders to discuss there respective 2011 IT agendas.    After having survived the 2008-2010 downturn (many pundits say we are still in a downturn...), I have become use to the justification of "cost savings" and "reduced overhead" as primary business drivers for IT modernization projects.    However, things are changing.  


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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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