Metron has teamed up with RADTAC, to ensure a smooth transition to Agile development. Together they have been responsible for implementing a transformation program for Metron’s Athene capacity management software which focuses on Software Quality, Increased Customer Satisfaction and Reduced Time to Market.
Metron has always prided itself on being close to its clients and their software requirements. Agile development techniques will enable Metron’s bi-annual software updates for Athene to reflect larger customer led changes even more and provide Metron with the ability to totally align their development with the needs of their clients. Both RADTAC and Metron see agile techniques as a vital element in the creation of new software to support capacity management and capacity planning in maturing virtualized and cloud computing implementations.
Alastair Aitken, SVP Software Quality commented ”As a leading provider of Capacity Planning and Performance Management software we are always looking at ways to enhance our software to meet the needs of our customers. We see the implementation of agile development as an exciting progression for us as it allows us to deliver changes to our high quality software even more rapidly, and more importantly ensure continued customer satisfaction. We are actively expanding our Development team and will be seeking to strengthen our Testing capabilities”
Andrew Smith, Metron Chief Sales and Marketing Officer added "Our business development program for 2010 is focussed on expanding our international presence, in the US, EMEA and across the globe. Our Athene product line is the leading Performance and Capacity Management software for Windows, UNIX, Linux, VMware and z/OS, both physical and virtual, and we are committed to continually developing products to provide our users with the maximum benefits at the least cost.
In these hard economic times the savings that our clients are enjoying, through good capacity management, are even more valuable to them and customer satisfaction plays a large part in our continued success. The transition to agile development will enable us to meet our clients ever-changing needs quicker without sacrificing quality"
Metron (metron-athene.com) has been leading the way in Capacity Management since 1986 and is justifiably proud of its history.
An independent company, Metron delivers Capacity Management solutions across the Globe and has an impressive client list of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Companies including ACS, Internal Revenue Service, LA County, Deloitte, Marriott, US Customs, T-Mobile, WH Smith, Telefonica O2, Nestle and LloydsTSB.
Metron believes its expertise in this area is second to none, after all Metron literally wrote the book, having co-written and advised on the original Capacity Management processes and guidelines contained within the UK Office of Government Computing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and continues to be involved in the ongoing formulation of the latest versions.
Metron’s 350+ man-years of experience, amassed helping businesses to implement successful capacity management solutions, are available to help Companies meet the challenges of managing their physical and virtual environments. All that expertise has been built into the Athene capacity management software that Metron develops and sells in the US and UK, and through partners around the world.
Metron works in partnership with leading IT suppliers such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft Systems, VMware, Computer Associates, IBM, Capgemini, and Oracle and alongside the world’s leading Outsourcing Companies, assisting with expert ITIL® consultancy and training services.
RADTAC (radtac.co.uk) was founded in 1998 to provide Consulting and Training in the earliest Agile methods such as DSDM and Scrum. From the start, RADTAC led the way by focusing on helping corporate clients radically improve their capabilities by adopting Agile for their IT and business projects.
Uniquely amongst Agile specialists, RADTAC provides a full range of Agile enablement and coaching services in all of the leading Agile methods – Scrum, DSDM Atern, eXtreme Programming, Lean Software Development, Open UP and the Agile Unified Process, etc. This enables us to provide the appropriate service package to address the specifics of each individual client situation.
RADTAC focuses on driving and improving our client’s performance – and helping their transformation towards smarter business. Together, our Consulting, Training and Delivery services cover all the bases.
We provide a comprehensive full-service package that allows clients to utilise our expertise in different ways:
• Results-focused Consulting by RADTAC experts;
• Practical RADTAC Training in the skills necessary for high-performance;
• Hands-on Delivery by RADTAC people and teams;
• Project Rescue: RADTAC saves project AND transfers knowledge.
In Butler Group’s opinion, RADTAC should be considered as a mentor for medium-to-large organisations that seek to adopt Agile practices and who lack their own in-house expertise, whether this be in Agile methods or the Organisational Transformation approaches required for its successful adoption and sustained use.
Butler Group Technology Audit. Reference Code: TA001338ADT
Publication Date: September 2007 Author: Michael Azoff