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”

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!!!”

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”

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!)”

What Users Say Translated to Software Engineering!

I need a report that shows me how much I spent yesterday! Not an atypical ‘requirement’ from a business users’ point of view, huh?  What do you as a Software Engineer DO with this and similar statements? Let’s start with a couple of questions that we can use to expand and clarify on a statementContinue reading “What Users Say Translated to Software Engineering!”

Software Engineering: How do you start?

There are interesting challenges in applying the art and science of Engineering Disciplines to Software Analysis and Design. If we accept the notion that we need as complete a collection of Requirements as possible either for a full blown application solution (change or new) or a SPRINT to add functionality to either an existing applicationContinue reading “Software Engineering: How do you start?”

Process Modeling

Flowcharts, Data Flow Diagrams, Swim Lane diagrams, Use Cases and other constructs have been used to reflect what a Business or Systems Analyst thinks the client is describing when they talk about Business Process and the use of information in the conduct of their business. These diagrams have structure, syntax, and rules that have beenContinue reading “Process Modeling”