Agile + DevOps East 2021 - Mainstreaming the Mainframe - Taking the Agile and DevOps Journey | TechWell

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Mainstreaming the Mainframe - Taking the Agile and DevOps Journey

How to go from Waterfall development with annual releases to Agile Scrum with more frequent releases on the mainframe. Starting with why waterfall isn't working, and the problems that can cause for the entire organization. I give practical advice on how to break through the resistance to Agile and move at a much faster pace while improving quality. I will lay out 10 steps to mainframe agility. Examples are drawn from personal experience and working with several mainframe organizations. Attendees will leave with the knowledge that it can be done and have a roadmap for how to implement it in their own organizations.

BMC

Mark Schettenhelm has over 35 years of industry experience with most of that being with Compuware, now BMC, currently serving as a Senior Product Manager. His specialties are in Source Control Management, Testing, and Application Portfolio Analysis. Frequently speaking on Agile Development and DevOps on the mainframe and also writes a column on those topics for Enterprise Executive magazine along with being a DZone contributor. Certified as a Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).