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

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”

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”

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”

Project in Recovery (not THAT Recovery!)

When a project has been close to failure and shut down is not an option then my repetitive approach to resolving the remaining issues usually goes something like this: Agree on the Recovery Project Charter Scope Objectives Budget Staff List of Open Risks, Issues, Change Request (preferably these lists will be placed in Recovery ProjectContinue reading “Project in Recovery (not THAT Recovery!)”

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?”