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Training the Next Generation of Mainframe Engineers Joseph Bedell Jason Breen Joe Parisi. ECC June 11 th 2013. Agenda. College Experience ASE Training Program Product Training Mentor Program Agile @ CA Knowledge Transfer Mainframe Academy Q&A. College Experience.

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training the next generation of mainframe engineers joseph bedell jason breen joe parisi

Training the Next Generation of Mainframe EngineersJoseph BedellJason BreenJoe Parisi

ECC June 11th 2013

agenda
Agenda
  • College Experience
  • ASE Training Program
  • Product Training
  • Mentor Program
  • Agile @ CA
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Mainframe Academy
  • Q&A
college experience
College Experience
  • College curriculum focused on modern languages on a PC
    • Assembler class on Marist’s z/OS mainframe
  • IBM Academic Initiative
    • Master the Mainframe
  • Mainframe accessibility
    • Difficult to get started on your own
    • IBM Mainframe Assembler List
my experience
My Experience
  • Unable to attend the ASE program
  • CA learning center
    • Assembler
    • JCL
    • z/OS Concepts and Components
  • Virtual classes
  • Joined a team with new hires
  • Transitional project to the mainframe
associate software engineer training program
Associate Software Engineer Training Program
  • Designed for new employees with programming experience but no exposure to the mainframe
  • Curriculum consists of the following topics:
    • Intro to z/OS
    • TSO/ISPF for z/OS
    • JCL
    • Sysview
    • IBM Assembler
    • Rexx
  • Length of the program has varied between 6 and 8 weeks
  • The courses gave the new employees a foundation of mainframe knowledge
product training
Product Training
  • After training, the new engineers returned to their home offices
  • Employees now have basic mainframe experience, but need to learn product-specific skills
  • Initially new developers followed a roadmap of internal training to be completed on their own
  • Later employees had a more structured learning program, working closely with experienced engineers
  • Effective product training reduces the time until employees can be independently productive
mentor program
Mentor Program
  • Technical Mentors
    • Senior engineers
    • Answer questions about the product
    • Someone to go to for advice with working on technical assignments
    • Someone local who is always available to help
  • Business Mentor
    • A manager outside the ASE’s organization
    • Advice on career planning and business relationships
    • Monthly meetings
agile @ ca
Agile @ CA
  • Agile Overview
  • Why is Agile good for an ASE?
    • Scrum meetings allows for daily communication among team members
    • Enables experienced team members to consult on many stories
    • Each story will have a detailed specification about what needs to be done
    • No rigid roles. Employees can change roles and volunteer for tasks that they want to get better at.
knowledge transfer
Knowledge Transfer
  • Company wide goal
    • Work time is budgeted for learning and recording knowledge
    • Senior engineers are mostly close to retirement, and we need to retain their skills
  • Few engineers with intermediate level of experience, large gap between ASEs and senior engineers in the staff
  • Mainframe products are complicated, there is a lot of expertise and knowledge that needs to be preserved
mainframe academy
Mainframe Academy
  • CA program targeted to new college graduates or current IT professionals looking to get a foundation of mainframe skills
  • 12 weeks
  • Coursework based on the ASE training program
  • CA provides 5 scholarships per year
  • For more info:
    • mainframescholarship@ca.com
    • ca.com/us/mainframe-scholarship.aspx