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Is the Mainframe Part of Your Value Streams?

Mainframe Value Stream Management
2 minute read
Matt DeLaere

As more organizations utilize value stream mapping as part their DevOps journeys, it has become clear that value streams include not only systems of engagement, but systems of record as well, often containing complex dependencies involving the mainframe. Understanding and managing these dependencies is crucial for companies looking to continuously improve the quality, velocity, and efficiency of their enterprise software delivery.

Continuous feedback is crucial to this continuous improvement; organizations must be able to make informed decisions based on actionable data. Luckily, there are tools available that can provide this data and help organizations maximize their value streams. Key metrics, like those tracked by BMC AMI zAdviser​, provide valuable insight into what is being done right in software delivery pipelines and help identify bottlenecks and other constraints. Value stream management tools, like Plutora, give further actionable insight into enterprise-wide application delivery through continuous monitoring and feedback.

On May 19 at 1 pm ET, will present the Plutora-sponsored webinar, “Why Aren’t Mainframes a Part of Your Value Streams?” BMC DevOps Architect Stuart Ashby will join Plutora Vice President of Product Jeff Keyes to discuss why mainframes should be a component of your overall software development process and steps you can take to include the platform in your value streams.

The webinar will cover:

  • How value stream management can give you unprecedented software delivery insights
  • How to overcome the challenges of managing multiple development methodologies
  • How multi-speed development can continue with full dependency management
  • Recommended practices for orienting your value streams to include your mainframes

Overall, the webinar seeks to explain why the mainframe is critical to enterprise value stream management and how you can deliver more customer value and drive growth by making your mainframe applications part of your value stream. As Ashby states, “Any enterprises that have a mainframe cannot ignore the importance of their systems of record in their end-to-end value streams.”

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About the author

Matt DeLaere

Matt DeLaere serves as a Solution Marketing Manager for BMC, where he is responsible for generating an array of mainframe-related content. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College with a B.A. in American Studies.