Your Business May Depend on Your CMO and CIO Working Together

This is a great article that brings up some issues that can prevent the CMO and CIO from working effectively together and aligning their decisions with the enterprise’s business objectives, instead of their own departments.

Your Business May Depend on Your CMO and CIO Working Together.

This is also an area where IBM Rational can help, in facilitating  collaboration between these two, sometimes silo’ed, entities, especially where software and system intensive solutions are at play.

IBM Rational’s tools for product portfolio management can help manage the input from both the CMO and CIO teams to the definition of the products provided by the enterprise. Each division provides its needs, its objectives, and its desired outcomes, and IBM Rational Focal Point can help blend all of this and keep it aligned with the overall division and enterprise business objectives. Each product (or project) can then be evaluated against these business objectives and scheduled accordingly.

Further integration between the product portfolio tools and IBM Rational’s collaborative lifecycle management platform then ensures that the software and system requirements can be traced to the implementation and deployment of the software/systems products.

Yes, this is a simplified view of the whole thing, but it can and has been done in the past!

Yes…I’m Tweeting…

As part of RSC2009, we have been encouraged to use Twitter to promote the conference, as well as to report what is happening… So I broke down and got a Twitter account.

You can see the result of my efforts in the new tool I have added in the right column in this blog.

My tweeting tool of choice, at this point, is Tweetie, both on the Mac and on the iPhone.

Hopefully, network connectivity at the conference will be good (i.e., better than last year) so I can do live tweeting!

Rational Software Conference 2009

Once again, the Rational Software Conference is being held at DisneyWorld in Orlando. Except that this year, we have lost the “Developers” (or was it “Development”?)! No matter, same location, new content – and even more content this year with all the Telelogic stuff from their Innovation 2009 conference! Two conferences for the price of one. In case you are wondering, here is the agenda as a Wordle graph (Thanks to the incomparable KellyPuff in her professional personna for this!):

Wordle: RSC2009 - w/o IBM, Rational, TM, and (R)

More information on the conference site!

If you go, look me up!

RSD and UPDM: Enterprise Architecture for Systems

Steve Hovater has just published to developerWorks a great article on using the new UPDM functionality in RSD 7.0.5. The article takes you through a short introduction to UPDM, followed by the creation of a small model, and concluding with the use of Eclipse BIRT to create the associated DoDAF views.

If you are into systems development or enterprise architecture, I would recommend you take a look!