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Anybody still doing Custom Development?



Hello my Lister family! As the list comes to a close in the near future I figured I would send my final post (in a non List admin role). I have two intentions with this post... One to have a final discussion regarding development on the AR System platform and 2) looking to find work doing AR System development or any Remedy work for that matter.

1)
It has been years since our beloved List buzzed with posts from people sharing what they are building, how they are creatively enhancing ITSM (or building their own). We all experienced the transition from "we can build whatever the business needs on Remedy" to "we want ITSM out of the box." BMC stopped promoting Remedy as a platform to build your own solutions on years ago (actually, did they ever or was that left over from Remedy Corp?). Understandably many organizations had the desire to move to a packaged product that was supported and maintained by a vendor. I can't fault them.

But I miss the creativity, the ingenuity, the excitement, and the reward of creating solutions (both ITSM related not ITSM related). Does this still exist anywhere?

Even though I left my original Remedy home (Sharp HealthCare) a few years ago to relocate in Austin, the writing was on the wall there as well. I spent my last few years there building a lightweight ITSM suite from the ground up (because OOTB ITSM was too rigid and burdensome for that organization). However they are just about to go-live with Ivanti Service Manager, out of the box, no "customization". We had a history of building all kinds of business solutions, some not even IT related. Those will all go away when they retire their Remedy environment. Another Remedy shop where creativity and rapid development was king... gone.

More recently at my current job, I built a filter a few weeks ago. It was a documented fix in a KA for an ITSM issue. Just being in Dev Studio again put a huge smile on my face. I was once again in my happy place, for those 5 minutes at least. It reminded me of the hours I spent a few years ago cranking out forms and workflow.

Is anybody out there willing to share if they still use Remedy as a development platform? Is Remedy as a development platform really dead?

While I would love for us to have a open conversation about what organizations are still doing Remedy development, I also understand there are confidentially concerns for some. Please feel free to email me directly if you wish (jason.milja2@gmail.com).

2)
The contract I have been working under is quickly coming to an end and it is looking like I will need to find a new source of income. I would love to find out, not only are organizations still performing Remedy development, but even better if there are any with an opening for a Remedy Developer in Austin, TX or Remote.

There is a ton of tech around me (the area has been called "Silicon Hills"), I know some of the companies in the area used Remedy at one point, but it appears completely dead here in Austin for Remedy work. Did BMC (heck, they even have an office here) really lose all of these customers to the competition?

Hopefully this will catch somebody's attention in my area that is still using Remedy and we can connect. To clarify, while I love doing Remedy development (it would be my dream job), I have nothing against ITSM and am very capable and content working with the suite (it is my current job).

Hopefully this post will spark one last (or a few) good conversation on the ARSlist.

*****  Putting on my ARSlist Admin hat (or whatever my title is)   *****

Dan, Misi and myself have been discussing the List's final days (ok, think what you will, but my eye just watered up after typing that). Due to some circumstances the list may live on a bit longer than was originally stated. So until the plug is pulled... Post away! Once the List no longer accepts posts/replies the archives will still be available.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Remedy family in the US! And have a great rest of the week to my Remedy family elsewhere!

Jason