More Agilist Questions

Based on my earliest interviews, I have added some new questions to my interview plans: Thank you, in advance, if you decide to offer your responses to these questions. bgbg

A Questionnaire for Agilists

I am working on another written piece where the “working title” is “The Agilist: A Series of Perspectives”. So far I have interviewed several folks who call themselves “Agilists” and I am collecting their thoughts and forming an impression of how I want to write about this new Job Title / Skill set. Here isContinue reading “A Questionnaire for Agilists”

The Chief

The Chief was the name we used when refering to our GrandFather: John Hiczwa. He came from Poland or Serbia with his wife: Sophie and they started their new life in the United States in the early 1920’s. You can read more about them in my book: “A Cowboy’s Reflections” on Amazon but this isContinue reading “The Chief”

On Conceptual Modeling: 1984; Brodie, Mylopolous, Schmidt

From a recent review of this book (see Blog Post Title), I have a question: Main Question:  Is it more efficient to build the indexes in support of invisible keys or to store this same data in each row of a set of tables? What is an Invisible Key? A row of data must haveContinue reading “On Conceptual Modeling: 1984; Brodie, Mylopolous, Schmidt”

The Data Manifesto

All Data Are Protected (ala The Matrix) An Event occurs that is associated with a collection of data attributes that need protection. Each unique Event has a finite list of Data that are expected to occur when a new instance of an Event happens.  In almost all cases, that list of Data includes, at least,Continue reading “The Data Manifesto”

Standards for Cloud Computing

I believe things get “REAL” when there are standards and guidelines for those practitioners who are interested in moving things forward. I found this article talking about creating standards for Cloud Computing and I agree whole-heartedly! http://serion.co.nz/blog/hybrid-and-cloud-computing-standards Thanx for reading and enjoy the article. If you can, be prepared to join the debate. bgbg

Swim Lane Diagrams

Since when did Swim Lane Diagrams take the place of more rigorous Software Engineering Requirements gathering models like: Process Models, Data Relationship Models, State Transition Diagrams, Use Cases and Event Models? I’ve been managing several smaller projects lately and if they have any kind of Analysis efforts and documented Requirements, they are only represented inContinue reading “Swim Lane Diagrams”

Turn the Organization Upside Down!

Similar to the notion of “Servant Leadership”, I suggest we look at an Organization from a perspective that is different than the way many organizations will present the Organization Chart: CEO / Owner / Organizational Leader down thru levels of management to as many levels of workers as they choose to include in the orgContinue reading “Turn the Organization Upside Down!”

Starting your own PMO

If your organization does not have a PMO or has one that has been disappointing in its benefits, then this discussion may be for you! I have an opinion that there are “Five ‘P’s in PMO”: Project, Program, Portfolio, Process, and People.  Others don’t necessarily agree with me but then they are not writing THISContinue reading “Starting your own PMO”

Project in Trouble?

Despite all of our best efforts, some projects end up in trouble and they need to be ‘saved’ or ‘shut down’! Making the ‘shut down’ decision is very difficult but must be considered once a project that is in trouble is identified.  Some of the questions I have used in the past to determine whetherContinue reading “Project in Trouble?”