My Mission Today

What is your mission? Today is January 11, 2023. I turned 76 this passed November and I remember when I tried to retire back when I was around 64 – 65. Retirement was brief (just days really), awful, boring, and drove me nuts – more nuts than my usual “nuts”. My Mission has had manyContinue reading “My Mission Today”

How Many P’s in Your PMO?

Many years ago, I decided that we should not limit ourselves to only three PMOs: Even though these were very obvious and have immediate value to those who sought more management for these functions, I still thought there could be MORE. I started writing notes about how to structure and operate these initial three PMOsContinue reading “How Many P’s in Your PMO?”

The Hybrid Work Model

I saw a survey for topics that a technical networking group might be interested in. This survey was taken on LinkedIn by a group that has approximately 2,000 members. One of the interesting results of this survey was that the topic of “HYBRID WORK MODEL” got ZERO responses while the three other topics received theContinue reading “The Hybrid Work Model”

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”

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”

Do You Have any Questions?

Many times at the end of an interview, the interviewer will ask the candidate if they have any questions. This is the time that you should be very prepared for with your list of questions. It is certainly appropriate to ask about recent news that you have found in your research as long as itContinue reading “Do You Have any Questions?”

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”

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”

Orthogonal Dependencies

When an Event occurs that your application must respond to a Process is performed Each Process takes the data from its Event and Stores it in a Data Store Where its State is established There are Data States that require your application responds to By Performing a Process Which collects the related Data and makesContinue reading “Orthogonal Dependencies”