Mindtree mainframe tools.

Mindtree Mainframe Center of Excellence (CoE) focuses on the development of cutting edge mainframe tools. Some of the drivers for the selection, design and implementation of tools in Mindtree have been:

  • Productivity monitoring and enhancements
  • Quality control
  • Cost and schedule adherence

Mindtree has rich experience in building a variety of industry standard tools and in-house developed tools. These tools ensure greater efficiencies and consistency in the outputs.

Industry standard tools

  • Micro Focus Modernization Workbench (formerly Relativity Modernization Workbench (RMW))
  • Revolve
  • Clerity migration products
  • Micro Focus Migration Toolkit
  • Open PL/1
  • IBM TX-Series
  • IBM Host Access Transformation Services (HATS)

In-house tools

in-house mainframe tools

Knowledge management tools proficiency

Project space for document management and collaboration:

This is a web based, access controlled, collaborative document management platform. It facilitates collaboration, knowledge creation and sharing information. This ensures increased productivity within teams and software reuse within an account.

knowledge management tools

Tools for process documentation:

Mindtree uses Micro Focus Modernization Workbench as a documentation tool. The tool helps in quicker knowledge acquisition, faster documentation and provides an efficient way to analyze production issues in lesser time. These features enable the support teams to be productive from the day one of moving into steady state. The tool provides features which can be used both during discovery/KT phase and during steady state phase.

Tool usage across the project life cycle:

Here is the snapshot of the tool utilized to capture statistical and summary report around the managed maintenance of the Mainframe application portfolios.

Some of the tool generated reports are:

  • Inventory report - Gives high level statistics for source file type
  • CRUD report - Shows the data operations that a program performs (Insert, Read, Update and Delete) and the data objects on which the program operates (Files, tables, etc.)
  • Complexity metrics report – To compare raw complexity values for objects in the project
  • Un-referred report – Identifies unreferenced application elements
  • Unresolved report – Identifies missing application elements
  • Cross reference report – Identifies all application references