It was with great pleasure I attended a vibrant Federal User Group last week. With so many advances and improvements in the past 12 months, Federal agencies and system integrators showed enthusiastic interest in the evolution of our Orchestrated ALM solutions – Requirements Manager, Development Manager and Release Manager. Within the Federal government, as in many enterprise IT organizations, there is a continued need to drive efficiency and transparency across both Application Development and IT Operations. I noted particular interest in the orchestration of Release Management with Serena Release Manager, and IT Service Management with Serena Service Manager.
Among those responsible for both distributed and mainframe application development and delivery, there was surprise and delight that the upcoming Serena Dashboard will extend out of the box KPI metrics (process and data) across both distributed and mainframe environments; and with the news that ChangeMan ZMF will be encompassed in Serena Development Manager and Serena Release Manager solutions. As today’s increasingly multi-tier applications span platforms and technologies, it is comforting to note that the Serena Dashboard will provide a single pane of glass for insight and visibility across Application Development and IT Operations, enabling timely decisions for faster cycle-times, streamlined collaboration, and elimination of waste.