A life insurance company boosts productivity 1,600 percent

Releases a new line 11 months early with DevOps approach and agile methodology

Published on 18 Dec 2013

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IT director, life insurance company

Customer
Life insurance company

Industry
Insurance

Deployment country
United States

Partner
Island Training Solutions, Inc.

Overview

This company provides life insurance services throughout the United States.

Business need
This company needed to launch a new product line, including a new web portal, within 18 months; to meet this deadline, it decided to shift from waterfall to agile development.

Solution
It used a DevOps approach to transform its organization from 100 percent waterfall development to 75 percent agile development.

Benefits
The company increased productivity by 1,600 percent, enabling it to release the new product line and portal 11 months ahead of schedule.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Rational Asset Manager, Rational Build Forge, Rational DOORS Next Generation, Rational Team Concert

Solution
Agile Software Development, Automation, Continuous Engineering, IBM Analytics - Internet of Things

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