K P I Requirements

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are measurements and projections that can help a management team make decisions about the Strategic and Tactical Plans for the future of an organization. Many business requirements describe operational necessities of an application or a business App or Function but how should we expect a Requirement for a K P IContinue reading “K P I Requirements”

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”

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”

Watch this space: I’m writing AGAIN!!!

I just want you all to know that I have started writing again. Recently, I have spent a lot of time NOT writing (did have some other things to take care of, and still do), but it appears I have the bug again! So, I want to let all of you, my readers, know thatContinue reading “Watch this space: I’m writing AGAIN!!!”

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”

Hello World! Thank You, World!

I’ve been writing random and sometimes organized thoughts in this blog for quite a while now and I just took a closer look at the statistics of people who have read my stuff. So, I want to Thank every one of you who have read my materials and I hope that you all continue toContinue reading “Hello World! Thank You, World!”

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!”