If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
– Yogi Berra, Legendary coach for the New York Yankees
– Yogi Berra, Legendary coach for the New York Yankees
The best tools in the world are useless if you don’t know what you want to do with them or how to deploy them in your environment. Innovative ideas need the right systems and tools in place to succeed. Gain traction faster by working with ALM’s leadership team and certified consultants, all ready to share our real-world experience and insight.
Whether you’re looking for short, focused engagements or longer consultation engagements to launch major initiatives, leveraging ALM’s talent, resources and experience can help you get where you want to go faster. Our core consulting team has more than 60 years of experience in systems engineering, working with many of the top Fortune 100 companies, and in more than a dozen countries around the world.
The UrbanCode suite of tools provides the framework for automating software delivery using DevOps principles. Your applications are defined as sets of deployable components, enabling continuous delivery and reuse. Repeated deployments with proven processes build confidence in the deployment capability and help to expose any problems early on, so they can be corrected long before critical deployments to key environments. What used to take days or weeks can be done in minutes. With extensive experience using UrbanCode across the lifecycle spectrum, from building the architecture for DevOps solutions to implementing them, we can help you achieve the fast start necessary to enter, maintain or dominate your share of the market.
DevOps methodology and processes integrate the work of development and operations teams, whose goals can sometimes be at odds. It is a powerful and proven way to help teams quickly “shift left” to increase speed to delivery, quality, and efficiency. Deploying the right ALM/CLM and DevOps tools offers a reliable way to automate software development, delivery, and operation. This robust LEAN thinking approach allows development and operations teams to move forward simultaneously and quickly ─ without breaking anything. We incorporate 20 years of consulting experience using ALM tools with the latest thinking in DevOps to help you speed process improvements and outcomes.
Cloud-based solutions allow you to do more with less – less equipment, less staff, less time – and with fewer false starts. For lifecycle management, the cloud offers a more intelligent and cost-effective way to develop, test and deliver products faster and more efficiently than ever before. But knowing which tools and methodologies to use and how to deploy them to best advantage takes more than just a passing familiarity with the latest tools and thinking, it requires hands-on experience. Our experience spans a wide range of industries with demanding development and delivery timelines. It’s hard-earned wisdom that can benefit your organization, whether you are engaging us for consulting projects, training/master mentoring or both.
Model-based methodology like Rhapsody and Harmony offers significant engineering advantages. The challenge is choosing the most appropriate tools and then deploying and integrating them with the proper processes to manage all of the modelling artifacts that arise throughout the development lifecycle. In addition to MBSE consulting, we also provide training services, including master mentoring on: modelling language (UML/SysML), tools (Rhapsody) and process (Harmony SE/ESW). With experience across dozens of target architectures, we can help you fill knowledge gaps on both the tool and framework levels to complete your most challenging projects.
Are your processes under construction or well established and mature? In either case, reviewing them and soliciting feedback from your users can reveal new opportunities.
Are your CLM tools installed and configured to deliver lasting productivity and quality gains? A Usage Model Workshop conducted in parallel with a process review or improvement initiative can help you gain fresh perspective and develop an up-to-date roadmap for action.
As you gain experience with the Rational CLM tools, you may look for ways to improve your ALM process. Our certified consultants are uniquely qualified to provide a concise, actionable plan for correcting any discrepancies found in the current implementation of your CLM tool suite. Any necessary tweaks to the implementation or configuration can be performed by your team or ours.
The Rational CLM tool set is seldom introduced into a completely green field environment. Inevitably, legacy lifecycle information will exist in a variety of formats, including Microsoft® Word, Excel, Visio and other requirements tools.
We can help you:
The CLM suite of tools is feature rich, so you can often use the built-in functionality or make minor configuration changes to achieve your goals. However, there are times when your only option is to write a script.
With extensive experience in Java Scripting and DXL, we can help cover your custom scripting needs with a range of commercial models, from simple time hire to providing fully supported software. We also offer Java Scripting and DXL training and mentoring to help you develop your own Java Scripts and DXL.
Many Rational CLM tool users need to produce tailored and complex documentation. If your solution of choice is IBM Rational Publishing EngineTM, we can help you set and configure templates and specifications. We can also assist with migration from earlier products, such as DocExpress and WEXP.
Sometimes you just need a capable extra hand on deck to ensure that key project milestones are met. We can supply experienced certified Rational CLM tool consultants to help cover peak demand times, for a few days – or for longer engagements.