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”
Tag Archives: planning
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”
When Do You Stop Looking?
This is my favorite question when I am working with someone in need of assistance in their Job / Income search efforts: When Do You Stop Looking? And, the only acceptable answer I have come up is simply: “Never”. Ask yourself this question: “Is your current or most recent OR next Job / income sourceContinue reading “When Do You Stop Looking?”
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”