Fast Delivery Is Good. Fast High-Quality Delivery Is Better.
September 10, 2020 DevOps, Mainframe Agility, Testing

Fast Delivery Is Good. Fast High-Quality Delivery Is Better.

Overview: The modern digital economy requires fast-paced innovation. An upcoming webinar offers practical strategies for building quality into your high-velocity software delivery lifecycle.

Adopting DevOps and Agile practices in mainframe software development comes with many advantages. Incremental development helps clarify requirements, thus minimizing work that might be unnecessary or done because of misunderstood requirements. It also brings along an almost inherent shift left in testing, with each sprint’s code undergoing testing that ensures its own functionality as well as its compatibility with existing functionality. These benefits help reduce the overall time spent on a project by reducing the amount of large-scale testing and rework that come with traditional waterfall development.

These benefits are worthy on their own, but they point to a larger reason why mainframe shops are starting to embrace Agile methodologies: velocity. Cutting the time taken to bring new features to market keeps organizations competitive. This is especially true in a digital economy affected by the pandemic. More and more transactions, from banking to commerce to government services, are taking place online. Keeping pace with the competition is more crucial than ever.

There’s an old adage that “haste makes waste.” In Agile development, though, that doesn’t have to be the case. On September 17, at 11 a.m. EDT, Compuware will present the IBM Systems Magazine webinar, “How to Build Quality into Mainframe Software Development.” Compuware Topaz for Total Test Product Manager Steen Brahe will be joined by Gary Gruver, President of Gruver Consulting LLC and author of several books on software delivery, including Engineering the Digital Transformation, to talk about how to ensure quality throughout the software delivery lifecycle while maintaining competitive development velocity.

Steen and Gary will discuss how a shift in your organization’s mindset and philosophy around development can improve its ability to produce high-quality code. They’ll also explain how automated testing can help reduce rework, eliminate inefficiencies in your delivery pipeline, speed time to market, and overcome the unique testing challenges plaguing many mainframe organizations.

Register for How to Build Quality into Mainframe Software Development to learn how a change in approach and strategy can ensure a high level of quality throughout the development and delivery of your organization’s software.