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Re:Dr. Daniel Sabbah, General Manager, IBM Rational Software 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 14  
Interesting topic. I too have a question regarding the concept of a Smarter Planet and how IBM's solutions can help manage risk in complex situations. For example, what could have been done (if anything) from a software point of view to have managed financial risk better to prevent the recent global financial meltdown?
 
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Re:Dr. Daniel Sabbah, General Manager, IBM Rational Software 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Dr. Sabbah,

Your interview and conversation with Mr. Green were very insightful. You mentioned your work with Hughes Telematics in the automotive space...and that IBM and HTI worked together in collaboration on deliverables and updates throughout the entire project as well as managed requirement processes…leads to my question…does creating a smarter planet require very specific and/or advanced skill sets from the workforce to execute and deliver on time and as planned?
 
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Re:Dr. Daniel Sabbah, General Manager, IBM Rational Software 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Stephen, your questions related with the legacy applications are great -- let me try to answer by highlighting some of the more critical aspects of managing legacy systems. As we know, legacy infrastructure and the related applications are usually part of the value that IT organizations provide to their customers. But there are multiple perspectives in your question. Let me start with defining what we mean by Measured Improvement.. We have defined a framework of three steps--understand, measure, steer-- to help clients make measurable productivity improvements in their business process for software delivery. We focus on business values like customer perceived quality or time to market. Our Measured Improvement approach for legacy application maintenance and development is more straightforward than for new developments because there is far less uncertainty and well-understood benchmarks of performance available.

Without knowing the specifics of your organization, some of the improvement actions that we are seeing in legacy maintenance processes are: 1) transitioning a modern IDE, 2) transitioning a modern team infrastructure (Software Configuration Management, dashboards, build, etc), and 3) transforming their organization to a more agile, modern development process. Leveraging MCIF to establish improvement targets and incremental milestones of measurable improvement along the way has proven to accelerate the ROI. Whether you then choose to leverage modern technologies like SOA, MQ or Jazz based tooling, there are significant improvements possible in legacy app delivery productivity.

To convince the development team is another important step. This takes buy-in at three levels including executives, middle level managers and practitioners. Its the middle-level managers that prove to be most important since their championship of any transformation effort is the toughest challenge. Executives and practitioners are generally easy to win over. The PMs, Architects, Development managers and Test managers (i.e., the middle management team) must translate technical results into business results in each project. So starting with their education and motivation is particularly important.

Regarding the reference to product evolution in the video, there were a few software products around that time (like early sixties) either jointly developed with customers or soly developed by IBM , such as IMS and CICS, Fortran and COBOL.
 
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Re:Dr. Daniel Sabbah, General Manager, IBM Rational Software 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0  
While we're seeing that efficiency continues to be a top priority in software delivery and complex systems design, addressing risk and enabling innovation are becoming equally important. Companies should focus on freeing up funds and resources to invest in areas that help protect critical assets and improve business readiness to take full advantage of the economic recovery. Based on findings from the 2009 IBM CIO study, CIOs are spending 55 percent of their time on activities that drive IT and business innovation, and more than 70 percent of CIOs have visionary plans in the areas of business intelligence and analytics, virtualization, and risk management and compliance. For example, IBM is helping industry-leading customers use their performance management tools (such as predictive analytics and historical comparisons) to manage and mitigate risk throughout the development cycle.

Regarding the financial crisis, while I can't comment on the myriad of problems that caused the meltdown, we do know that it has challenged many of our customers and IBM is committed to support them as they move toward recovery.
 
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Re:Dr. Daniel Sabbah, General Manager, IBM Rational Software 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0  
Absolutely, and I'd say developing our next generation of systems engineers is a top priority, in addition to continuing to build skills in software architecture, domain expertise , project management and software econometrics.

In order to have a smarter planet we must be developing the underlying critical skills and competencies that allow us to reach its true potential. As products and devices have become more sophisticated with increasing interconnects between software, hardware and other components, the need for expertise in managing large-scale, holistic systems has grown dramatically in the past decade. With its roots in the complex projects created by the aerospace and defense industry, the role of systems engineering combines the best attributes of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and software developers to take on the world’s most challenging problems.

From projects like developing smart cars and helping cities reduce traffic jams to participating in global responses to natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis, or coming up with new solutions for cleaning up oil spills, systems engineers will play a crucial role in the problem-solving process.

For example, IBM and Hughes Telematics worked closely together to design and deploy HTI's core business processes that govern all customer interactions. Throughout the project, the IBM team used IBM Rational portfolio management solutions to manage requirements processes, work products and deliverables, collaborate between onshore and offshore teams, store deliverables, ensure version control on deliverables and communicate on updates throughout the design process.
 
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Re:Dr. Daniel Sabbah, General Manager, IBM Rational Software 4 Years ago Karma: 0  
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