SHARE St. Louis | August 12–17, 2018

Compuware Session Participation 


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Monday, August 13, 10:00–11:00 a.m. 

Room: 267

Speaker(s):

David Rizzo (Compuware)

Description:

A manager experienced in recruiting, training and Millennial Mainframers will be joined by several of those Millennial Mainframe developers to lead a round table discussion. Compuware's engineering organization is now more than 1/4 under the age of 28. This has been critical to growing an organization for the long term future support of the mainframe platform.

Discussion topics will include how to find college graduates that are willing to work on the mainframe, how to quickly train new hires to perform useful work, culture issues that arise with a rapidly changing workforce demographic, and what do the people hired to work on mainframe think needs to change?  

Track(s):

Enterprise-wide; zNextGen Project

 

Monday, August 13, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 

Room: 102

Speaker(s):

Bill Mackey (Compuware)

Description:

According to a recent Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Compuware, the mainframe will become even more critical to the digital enterprise in the next 12 months, however, companies are only replacing about 1/3 of the mainframe-experienced professionals lost through retirement and attrition. Failure to attract mainframe talent poses significant threats to application quality, velocity and efficiency. The first of two SHARE sessions on mainframe KPIs, this session will dive into the Forrester research findings, setting the stage for Mainframe KPIs, Part 2, which will make the case that KPIs are absolutely essential to improving development outcomes and business outcomes.

Track(s):

Enterprise-wide; DevOps in the Enterprise  

Monday, August 13, 1:45 –2:45 p.m. 

Room: 102

Speaker(s):

Spencer Hallman (Compuware)

Description:

Many IT organizations are still operating under the handicapping misconception that mainframe teams cannot work in an Agile fashion. We must crush this dangerous myth once and for all. Code is code. With familiar tools together with DevOps methodologies, mainframe teams can run as fast as their distributed counterparts – with one caveat: continuous improvement requires a robust set of KPIs designed to focus companies on the metrics that truly increase quality, velocity and efficiency of mainframe development. By identifying, prioritizing and tracking KPIs, mainframe teams will understand what is slowing them and what will enable them to go faster. No matter where you are in your DevOps journey, this session is for you, because you can’t improve what you aren’t measuring. You need empirical data that tells you and your team what you’re doing well and what you could do better to drive digital excellence.

Track(s):

Enterprise-wide; DevOps in the Enterprise 

Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 

Room:  230

Speaker(s):

Brenda Tabe (Compuware)
Spencer Hallman (Compuware)

Description:

Country Multiplex pricing offers additional pricing tiers with a lower price per MSU at higher tiers. Your informed CMP strategy can allow you to claim the optimal tier, resulting in controlled MLC costs. Prior to jumping into CMP, take specific steps to help reduce MSU costs and maximize potential savings! This session will offer a strategy to follow before implementing CMP or to improve your existing CMP implementation. Let’s consider everything from workload analysis and capping to tuning applications. 

Track(s):

MVS; MVS Performance

Wednesday, August 15, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 

Room:  226

Speaker(s):

Bill Mackey (Compuware)
Bob Schoppert (Micro Focus)
Brian Jagos (LVM)
Bill Alexander (IBM Corporation)

Description:

It's the 21st century—developers expect more than a set of 3270 tools. What does a modern mainframe IDE look like? What capabilities should it provide? Come to this session to see experts from Compuware, IBM, CA and Micro Focus provide demonstrations of features, beyond just an editor, within their company’s respective IDE. This session helps demonstrate the value of modern IDEs and reasons why it's time to modernize the development experience.
Vendors will have up to 15 minutes to provide attendees with a product and positioning overview.

Track(s):

Application Architecture Development; Application Development & Integration

Thursday, August 16, 1:45–2:45 p.m. 

Room: 226

Speaker(s):

Thomas Marchant (Compuware)

Description:

This session is intended for z/OS assembler programmers, whether novice or experienced. It is also useful to anyone who needs to follow calling chains in a dump.

The standard 18-word, 72-byte save area has been used for over 45 years. It is still the most commonly used save area format. With the introduction of z/Architecture, it is no longer adequate for all purposes. Some programs must save the 64-bit registers and/or the Access Registers.

New save area formats are documented in the z/OS MVS Assembler Services Guide. The Linkage Conventions chapter of the book was extensively revised for z/OS 1.12, but the usage of these save areas is still not well understood.

This session will start with a brief review of the 72-byte standard save area, then cover the newer save area formats, identified as F1SA, F4SA, F5SA, F6SA, F7SA and F8SA. The presenter will cover the purpose of each of these save areas and how they are used.

The proper method of marking each save area with FxSA will be emphasized. Proper usage of the use of BAKR to save your caller's registers on the Linkage Stack will also be covered.

Track(s):

Application Architecture Development; LE and Programming Languages

Thursday, August 16, 3:15–5:15 p.m. 

Room: 105

Speaker(s):

Keith Sisson (Compuware)
Jason Shewbert (UPS)

Description:  Compuware Director of IT Keith Sisson will share an overview of setting up RECEIVE ORDER, an SMP/E mechanism now available to retrieve service from IBM, CA, and Compuware. Other vendors may implement RECEIVE ORDER soon as it becomes the standard means of obtaining service for mainframe products. Keith’s team built the Compuware RECEIVE ORDER server and he’ll share some interesting anecdotes learned from the process. Keith will be joined by Jason Shewbert of UPS, who, as an early adopter of Compuware RECEIVE ORDER, will share lessons learned in setting up and using the system. 

Track(s):

MVS; MVS Core Technologies

Thursday, August 16, 4:30–5:30 p.m. 

Room: 242

Speaker(s):

David Rizzo (Compuware)
Dana Boudreau
Ed Airey (Micro Focus)
Rosalind Radcliffe (IBM Corporation)
Mark Levy (Serena Software)

Description:

Moving faster to deliver more requires the right mix of automation and integration across your DevOps toolchain, but establishing the right culture is your secret sauce to faster, higher quality mainframe delivery. Join us for a lively panel discussion with industry experts when we explore the cultural challenges facing mainframe teams in embracing DevOps practices and how best to build an environment of trust, collaboration and continuous improvement. Bring your questions and get ready for a best practices perspective on managing cultural change at enterprise scale.

Track(s):

Enterprise-wide; DevOps in the Enterprise

Friday, August 17, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 

Room: 230

Speaker(s):

John Butterweck (Compuware)

Description:

Do you want the flexibility to increase IMS and DB2 application testing environments to accommodate new initiatives without creating more complexity and incurring more costs? You can with Compuware COPE. In this session, attendees will learn how they can use COPE to create new virtualized IMS systems for critical application development without creating and maintaining entirely new IMS system environments. With COPE virtualized IMS systems, every user can have their own unique set of IMS and DB2 programs and databases. COPE integrates with all of your key application development tools. COPE virtualization supports IMS DB/TM, CICS/DBCTL, and IMS DCCTL/DB2, which makes it the strategic next step for IMS and DB2 DevOps testing in the mainframe environment.

Track(s):

Information Management; IMS

Friday, August 17, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 

Room: 105

Speaker(s):

Keith Sisson (Compuware)
Ed Jaffee (Phoenix Software International)
Thomas Conley (Pinnacle Consulting Group)
Skip Robinson (Southern California Edison)

Description:

In this session, the speakers will cover a myriad of topics too small to have a session of their own and too important not to pass along. You can take these items back home and put them straight to use. Specific topics and speakers are not finalized until late Wednesday night during the week of SHARE, so we can only whet your appetite by mentioning some past topics.
HMC Integrated 3270 Console for NIP/IPL, IEFSSNxx BEGINPARALLEL, Excl to SHR ENQ Downgrade, $CIWORK, HSM Patch Limit, zFS Migration, and much more!
To view all past Bit Bucket presentations you can visit the SHARE website at www.share.org/mvs and then click the 'Now available in our file library: Every Bit Bucket presentation from every SHARE!' link. The Bit Bucket has been a tradition at SHARE since 1991 and has new content at each conference. (UX8) (ZOSP1)

Track(s):

MVS; MVS Core Technologies

Friday, August 17, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. 

Room: 102

Speaker(s):

John Crossno (Compuware)

Description:

Data privacy and the insider threat are closely connected. So closely that it’s difficult to talk about one without addressing the other, and it’s difficult to effectively address them separately from an overall security perspective. In this session we will discuss the two in that light, and the importance of not trying to address the security aspects of data privacy, without also bringing the protections offered by securing against the insider threat into the discussion. During this discussion, the types of insider threats are covered, as well as the importance for privatizing production data for use in dev/test environments.

Track(s):

Enterprise Data Center; Security and Compliance