Hi, my name is Frank Schophuizen and I am working as a consultant in SAFe (Scaled Agile), CM (Configuration Management) and ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) for TOPIC Embedded Systems.
I have over 30 years experience in ...
Top Posts & Pages
- RTC2GIT – Rational Team Concert to GIT migration (part 2) 28/03/2020
- RTC2GIT – Rational Team Concert to GIT migration (part 1) 29/02/2020
- Configuration Management with SAFe 29/05/2018
- Agile Manifesto in het Nederlands 08/05/2018
- SAFe 4.0 for small release trains 14/12/2016
Category Archives: tools
RTC export (RTC_export.py) As I explained in the previous article (part 1), I use the RTC REST API instead of the RTC CLI to export the history from RTC because the RTC CLI is not reliable. However, the official (documented) … Continue reading
Introduction Rational Team Concert (RTC) is a great, extensive and rather complicated configuration management (CM) system. Now after several years, it is time for us to move on to GIT. Git is simpler to use, more straight forward in its … Continue reading
In part 2 we have looked at estimating and planning of a release of the Agile Release Train. This is mainly on SAFe portfolio and program level. In this part, I will focus more on the challenges of estimating and … Continue reading
This is part 2 about implementing SAFe with Jira. In part 1 I explained how we implemented the portfolio, program and team backlogs as the 3-layered structure of SAFe in Jira. You may recall that we renamed them to business, … Continue reading
In this article I am not going to explain what the Scale Agile Framework (SAFe) is and what Jira is. I assume you know, and if you need more information go to http://www.scaledagileframework.com and http://www.atlassian.com. But before we start, there … Continue reading
Suppose you have a software or system development organization of 400 people, working in 4 development programs with each 5 projects and 20 people per project, on average. You are using a heterogeneous tooling landscape of different tools from different … Continue reading
The simple answer is: Yes, configuration managers are going to disappear! The more comprehensive answer to this question is that configuration management is not going to disappear, but the configuration manager will be. We can compare it to the change … Continue reading
I was watching a tv program on the distinction between fake and real. They covered the use of digital technologies to replicate art, or even create 3d animations about news or other realities. It made me think about system and … Continue reading
The main reason why most so-called SCM tools are not really SCM tools is because they don’t support managing software configurations. Making software is more than writing source code and converting them into executable code and data models for databases. … Continue reading
If Telelogic Synergy is not an SCM tool and Subversion is not an SCM tool, it is easy to conclude that IBM Rational ClearCase is not an SCM tool either. Not even ClearCase/UCM is an SCM tool.