Do you Have an Agenda

If you are scheduling or holding a meeting and you DON’T have an Agenda, then I suggest you cancel your meeting and prepare an agenda ASAP. Usually, there are people who are interested in the outcome of a meeting who will contribute to the items that they would like to have ON the agenda soContinue reading “Do you Have an Agenda”

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”

SCRUM / Sprint Sequencing

Data and application processing evolve. Each of these application components starts at a certain stage in their life cycle and change as the rest of the application’s capabilities mature. Putting order to the Sequence of Sprints in an Application Development project could take advantage of these evolutionary cycles in order to implement a scope ofContinue reading “SCRUM / Sprint Sequencing”

Time for THE BOOK

A few weeks ago (May 2018), I started a “Go Fund Me” site to gather some money so that I can publish “The Book” that represents many of the ideas from this blog. The Title of the book will be: “IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering” and will contain much of what has been postedContinue reading “Time for THE BOOK”

Data’s After Life

When we are born, a birth certificate is usually created with our Name, Date, Weight, Length, Parents names, location, etc..  It is also at this point that our Health Record begins tracking injections, infections, operations, procedures, prescriptions, reactions… When / If we join or are entered into some religious group, records are kept of theContinue reading “Data’s After Life”

With Great Data, comes Great Opportunity

There once was a line in a movie: “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.” My take on that is that the more Data we receive, the more Opportunity we get to use that data. Big Data, the Internet of Things, Business Intelligence and the current evolution in newer, faster, fresher data puts responsibility and opportunityContinue reading “With Great Data, comes Great Opportunity”

The Path To Inkc Profile

How many ways would you be willing to collect income: Full Time Employment with Salary and Benefits? Part Time Employment paid by the Hour or Piece of Work? Signed Master Service Agreement(s) for predefined services, rate and duration? Signed Purchase Order(s) for your product offering(s)? Incorporation of your own new company and the creation ofContinue reading “The Path To Inkc Profile”

Testing Centric Life Cycle

Could there be such a thing as a Testing Centric Life Cycle? What would it have to look like to be Testing Centric?  Wouldn’t we have to ask questions of each Deliverable to prove that it somehow supports what we believe our end goal to be?  How would we construct these questions to ask ofContinue reading “Testing Centric Life Cycle”

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”