DevOps Journey

Where Are You on Your Mainframe DevOps Journey?

DevOps isn’t a project—it’s a journey, and that journey must include your mainframe. We’ll help you determine where you are and where you want to go. Use these Compuware assets to build a better understanding of your mainframe inclusive DevOps journey and to educate others in your organization.

1

We aren’t even considering mainframe-inclusive DevOps.

Why should we?

2

We’ve considered including mainframe in DevOps.

But why is it so important?

3

We know Enterprise DevOps is critical.

How do we make a plan?

4

We have a plan for mainframe-inclusive DevOps.

How do we move forward?

5

We’re doing Enterprise DevOps now.

How do we keep improving?

Stage 1: We aren’t even considering mainframe-inclusive DevOps. Why should we?

Your mainframe is the backbone of your business:

It processes more mission-critical IP than any other platform. Here’s an overview of how important it will be for years to come.

Mainframe Excellence

It gives you economic advantages:

Research from Dr. Howard Rubin proves the mainframe provides more cost benefits over time compared to other platforms.

Mainframe Economics

Migrating off it is uneconomical, time-consuming and risky:

Here are some of the biggest problems we’ve seen companies run into when attempting to rewrite mainframe applications.

Save Cobol

Your mainframe teams must move faster:

You’ll fail trying to mange two IT speeds. Learn why your mainframe must be as agile as the systems it supports:

Dodging Bimodal Bullet

A siloed, apathetic culture threatens your mainframe:

If you just ignore the mainframe, it will become a constraint to your business. Here’s how you can cure your teams of apathy.

Mainframe Apathy

Mainframe myths need to be debunked:

If you believe bad things about the mainframe, you’re going to get bad outcomes. Learn what the proper mindset is for success

Mainframe Mindset

DevOps is the only way to overcome your challenges and mainstream your mainframe:

Our research with Forester Consulting proves DevOps helps mainframe organizations solve their biggest challenges.

Forester

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Stage 2: We’ve considered including mainframe in DevOps. But why is it so important?

Your challenges on the mainframe aren’t going away:

The mainframe is here to stay, and as workloads grow, experts are retiring. Here’s how you can manage more with less.

Forbes

You need to attract and build your next-gen workforce:

To recruit and retain next-gen mainframe talent, you need to know what expect. Here’s some advice from our own developers.

Next-Gen Developers

You have to mainstream your mainframe culture, processes and tools to overcome these challenges:

Challenges will only persist under a status quo approach to mainframe management. You need to mainstream—here’s how

Mainstreaming the Mainframe

If you don’t change, you won’t be able to meet the needs of your business:

Your business can’t transform if its primary digital engine (the mainframe) is frozen in time. Here’s what CIOs can do about it.

Bad Attitude

And don’t worry, you can mitigate the risks involved with changing:

Change comes with obstacles, but if you know what to look for, you can keep things on track. Here’s some advice to leaders.

Information Week

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Stage 3: We know Enterprise DevOps is critical. How do we make a plan?

Envision one cross-platform DevOps culture: 

See how you can de-silo your mainframe and make it “just another platform” by building a cross-platform DevOps toolchain.

Mainstreaming Mainframe Devops

Partner with DevOps leaders within your organization:

The best people to lead DevOps are the ones who have done it. Here’s why traditional mainframe leadership won’t cut it.

Org Chart Mainframe

Learn by example:

Take time to see what others are doing to be successful. Here’s an example of one of our customers making huge progress.

Standard Bank Case Study

Commit to making a plan:

If you’re a current customer, we have a workshop to help you transition to DevOps. Sign up here.

Devops Workshop

Determine your goals and draft your plan:

Your DevOps journey will entail transforming mainframe culture, processes and tools. These are the steps you can take.

10 Steps eBook
nine steps

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Stage 4: We have a plan for mainframe-inclusive DevOps. How do we move forward?

Transform your culture and processes with DevOps best practices, and start integrating into a modern DevOps toolchain:

You have a lot to change, but remember: this is a journey. Here’s how to start transforming your mainframe environment.

Ditch Waterfall

Improve productivity with a powerful, modern IDE:

Giving developers a modern interface is step one for integrating into a DevOps toolchain. Here’s what we offer.

Force Multiplier Development

Deliver faster with modern source code management (SCM):

Learn why you need a modern solution that supports Agile SCM, deployment and release automation on the mainframe.

ISPW vs. CA Endevor
Replace Endevor

Increase quality with automated mainframe unit testing:

Unit testing is essential to true mainframe DevOps, but  manual practices must be automated. Here’s what you’ll accomplish.

DevOps Unit Testing

Throughout your transformation, keep these helpful do’s and don’ts in mind:

Your DevOps journey will entail highs and lows. Consider these points to help keep your transformation as smooth as possible.

Mainframe dos and donts

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Stage 5: We’re doing Enterprise DevOps now. How do we keep improving?

Figure out what to measure and start making continuous improvements.

To keep heading in the right direction, here are some KPIs and metrics you can measure to understand what needs improving.

Mainframe Metrics

Focus on quality, velocity and efficiency:

Read our commissioned Forrester Consulting research on the importance of these core KPIs.

Mainframe KPIs

Measure your progress and make adjustment to continuously improve:

Learn how Compuware zAdviser (free to customers) enables you to do this.

Mainframe Quality

Ready to dive deeper into DevOps? Take the next five steps of your journey in the 2018 State of DevOps Report from Puppet and our partner Splunk.

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Your mainframe is the backbone of your business:

It processes more mission-critical IP than any other platform. Here’s an overview of how important it will be for years to come.

Migrating off it is uneconomical, time-consuming and risky:

Here are some of the biggest problems we’ve seen companies run into when attempting to rewrite mainframe applications.

Your mainframe teams must move faster:

You’ll fail trying to mange two IT speeds. Learn why your mainframe must be as agile as the systems it supports:

It gives you economic advantages:

Research from Dr. Howard Rubin proves the mainframe provides more cost benefits over time compared to other platforms.

A siloed, apathetic culture threatens your mainframe:

If you just ignore the mainframe, it will become a constraint to your business. Here’s how you can cure your teams of apathy.

Mainframe myths need to be debunked:

If you believe bad things about the mainframe, you’re going to get bad outcomes. Learn what the proper mindset is for success

DevOps is the only way to overcome your challenges and mainstream your mainframe:

Our research with Forester Consulting proves DevOps helps mainframe organizations solve their biggest challenges.

Your challenges on the mainframe aren’t going away:

The mainframe is here to stay, and as workloads grow, experts are retiring. Here’s how you can manage more with less.

You need to attract and build your next-gen workforce:

To recruit and retain next-gen mainframe talent, you need to know what expect. Here’s some advice from our own developers.

You have to mainstream your mainframe culture, processes and tools to overcome these challenges:

Challenges will only persist under a status quo approach to mainframe management. You need to mainstream—here’s how

If you don’t change, you won’t be able to meet the needs of your business:

Your business can’t transform if its primary digital engine (the mainframe) is frozen in time. Here’s what CIOs can do about it.

And don’t worry, you can mitigate the risks involved with changing:

Change comes with obstacles, but if you know what to look for, you can keep things on track. Here’s some advice to leaders.

Partner with DevOps leaders within your organization:

The best people to lead DevOps are the ones who have done it. Here’s why traditional mainframe leadership won’t cut it.

Learn by example:

Take time to see what others are doing to be successful. Here’s an example of one of our customers making huge progress.

Commit to making a plan:

If you’re a current customer, we have a workshop to help you transition to DevOps. Sign up here.

Determine your goals and draft your plan:

Your DevOps journey will entail transforming mainframe culture, processes and tools. These are the steps you can take.

Transform your culture and processes with DevOps best practices, and start integrating into a modern DevOps toolchain:

You have a lot to change, but remember: this is a journey. Here’s how to start transforming your mainframe environment.

Improve productivity with a powerful, modern IDE:

Giving developers a modern interface is step one for integrating into a DevOps toolchain. Here’s what we offer.

Deliver faster with modern source code management (SCM):

Learn why you need a modern solution that supports Agile SCM, deployment and release automation on the mainframe.

Increase quality with automated mainframe unit testing:

Unit testing is essential to true mainframe DevOps, but  manual practices must be automated. Here’s what you’ll accomplish.

Throughout your transformation, keep these helpful do’s and don’ts in mind:

Your DevOps journey will entail highs and lows. Consider these points to help keep your transformation as smooth as possible.

Figure out what to measure and start making continuous improvements.

To keep heading in the right direction, here are some KPIs and metrics you can measure to understand what needs improving.

Focus on quality, velocity and efficiency:

Read our commissioned Forrester Consulting research on the importance of these core KPIs.

Measure your progress and make adjustment to continuously improve:

Learn how Compuware zAdviser (free to customers) enables you to do this.