I just went through a day of information gathering to see what this SAFe thing was all about and have come away with real, actionable, well balanced knowledge about large scale digital work management. The Scaled Agile Framework is just that, a framework, and like ITIL should only be used as a framework to start […]
Employers Will Have to Raise Wages. They Just Don’t Know It Yet. – NYTimes.com. Yes, painful for any employer. The last 7 years have been a time where productivity has risen significantly. We are more productive than ever before. However, just like anything there are limits. In our industry, two big factors have driven productivity; […]
Good requirements are key to the success of your apps. We all know that and spend a ton of time figuring out how to ensure that this happens, from the gathering of the requirements to the User Acceptance Testing done either by your test team or your customers. To be sure that your sponsors and […]
Presented without comment – The Tech Worker Shortage Doesn’t Really Exist – Businessweek.
Here are some companies who have had some “extra fun” this Black Friday – Best Buy Best Buy’s Website BestBuy.com Crashes and Goes Down on Black Friday | Re/code.- Best Buy released a statement saying the outage was caused by a sudden severe spike in mobile traffic. “If you intend to be one of the leaders among […]
A quick post about this today. More posts over time… DevOps. Cute word and a nice concept. Embed your operations into your Software Development LifeCycle, and that SDLC is almost certainly some kind of Continuous Deployment job flow. So what does performance testing have to do with it? Many people think that performance testing is […]
It’s all about a phenomenon called “the frozen middle”. This wasn’t that big a deal in the 2 startups that I’ve worked with, but in a large company the middle managers make a complex network of crossing accountabilities & dependencies that have to be traced & addressed before they will feel comfortable about signing up for […]
There are a lot of companies out there who claim their software or services are “Enterprise-Ready”. I’ve evaluated hundreds of products that make that claim. I don’t trust the term at all any more. Your product has its obvious users. It fulfills its business role enough for people to pay for it. To be Enterprise […]