Paul Bahrs

Paul Bahrs

Chief Architect, Emerging Technologies @ IBM
location_on United States

Member since 2 years

Paul Bahrs

Paul Bahrs is the IBM Rational, Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies. Paul works with IBM clients and with organizations in IBM to assist them in defining the appropriate solutions to support practice improvements for software and systems delivery. Paul is a thought leader for Collaborative Development, DevOps and Cloud solutions across industries. Paul specializes in working with clients to define solutions, adoption strategies, recommended practice improvements and architect supporting technologies to achieve goals in business planning, software development and release and deployment. Paul recently led the authoring of the IBM DevOps practice-based proficiency model and adoption framework and a mobile/web self-assessment tool used by clients, worldwide, to assess their maturity and plan improvements. Paul is an active blogger on IBM: The Invisible Thread, has published numerous technical works in software and systems delivery, is a regular speaker at client and IBM conferences, supported open and government standard efforts and is a patent inventor. Recently, Paul led client engagements that focused on:
- government agency moving from a document centric, waterfall approach to software or system delivery and adopting Agile practices with IBM’s collaborative lifecycle management solution and best practices to support program engineering, impact analysis and software delivery.
- enterprise adoptions of Rational's Collaboration Lifecycle Management impacting over 5,000 managers, analysts, developers, testers and business stakeholders within Healthcare and Financial Services
- adoption of deployment automation and release management at medium and large clients to enable our client’s goals for improved quality accelerated delivery and continuous delivery by automating their build, deploy, test processes to achieve a more continuous capability for their teams.
- partnering with multiple clients to facilitate discovery and deployment planning workshops to discovery current practices, architectures and challenges and define an initiative roadmap for cross-functional improvement designed to achieve measured outcomes in software and system delivery.