Web Age Solutions

The broad adoption of agile methodologies within enterprise organizations has given rise to a common pain point. Agile methods are not necessarily the right fit for every project. However, few organizations have established criteria and related governance practices to guide the decision on when to utilize traditional project methodologies vs agile ones. In this session, noted author and public speaker, Kyle Gabhart, explores the subject of criteria for utilizing agile practices and proper governance surrounding solution methodologies more generally. 
Presenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.

Direct download: Establishingcriteriaforutilizingagilemethodologies_480x320.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm EDT

With the release of WebSphere 8.5 this summer, there is another new version of WebSphere to learn what is new and how it impacts your WebSphere environments. Since many clients were just beginning the process to migrate to WebSphere 8.0, released only a year ago, we’ve found that many are simply altering these plans to migrate to 8.5. This means that many may be migrating to 8.5 earlier in the release cycle when there is not as much information like RedBooks available so information about this latest version is at a premium. In this webinar we will cover some of the advanced clustering and provisioning features introduced in 8.5 that make it particularly interesting for those with large WebSphere environments. We will also briefly mention major changes introduced in 7.0 and 8.0 since all of these may be "new" features to those who are migrating. 
Presenter: Stuart Smith, Java and Administration Lead

Direct download: WhatisnewinWAS8.5_480x320.mp4
Category:WebSphere -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

The classic CMMI-style approach to gauging and managing maturity isn't viable for modern architecture practices. Process-centric maturity that presumes a lock-step progression and a binary view of maturity is unrealistic. Experience in maturing Enterprise and Business Architecture practices reveals that a more flexible, artifact-centric and technique-driven approach is more pragmatic. In this session, architecture expert Kyle Gabhart presents a rubric-style approach to promoting mature architecture practices. 
Presenter: Kyle Gabhart, Director of Architecture Mentors, a division of Web Age Solutions.

Direct download: Whymaturitymodelsdonotworkinarchitecture_480x320.mp4
Category:Enterprise Architecture -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

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