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Klera: Optimizing Application Development in a Time of Complexity

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

There’s a dirty little secret that enterprise leaders discuss only in hushed voices: the application development portfolio is growing increasingly complex.

As an industry, we love to talk excitedly about how DevOps is bringing teams together, how Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) methodologies are enabling the continuous and rapid deployment of applications into production. But what we don’t talk about is that this rapid pace of development and the ever-growing landscape of applications has created mountains of management complexity.

Klera recognized that development managers and enterprise executives needed a better way to make sense of their growing development portfolio. The company’s solution mines and integrates data that already exists within other IT management systems and enables managers and executives to explore relationships and patterns in the data.

The insights gleaned from this exploration, the company claims, enable organizations to enhance productivity and pinpoint process gaps, assess and monitor project ROI, and track quality, health, and velocity across projects and teams. The visibility it offers is critical for enterprise organizations that are managing an increasingly complex and volatile application development portfolio and need to maximize their development teams’ effectiveness.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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More Stories By Jason Bloomberg

Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).