Tag Archives: Orchestrated Service Management

Should developers performance test their code before checking it in?

One of the glorious ironies of IT is that the CIO, the executive with “Information” in their job title, is frequently the least well equipped member of the management team when it comes to data. Information about project status comes … Continue reading

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What is the value of Data?

My favorite event of the year is the Defence Information conference held annually in the UK. It brings together the leading Ministry of Defence and Uniformed Services IT executives to talk about a range of topics. This year’s theme was … Continue reading

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ALF, OSLC and SLI – enough of the soup, time for some meat

In TechCrunch today, Alex Williams reports on the new Eclipse project being started by TaskTop to create a common integration layer between and amongst the ALM vendors. This has been tried before. The Eclipse Application Lifecycle Framework project (ALF) was … Continue reading

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Will we ever ‘just say “no”?’

One of the glorious ironies of IT is that the CIO, the executive with “Information” in their job title, is frequently the least well equipped member of the management team when it comes to data. Information about project status comes … Continue reading

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Testing times for system designers

Many studies have shown that the cost of finding defects in applications increases exponentially the further the defect remains undetected through the lifecycle. Some studies (Microsoft, National Institute of Science and Technology) have estimated that this may be as much … Continue reading

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Upcoming presentations – see you there

We’ve be experimenting with a new way of interacting with IT executives to determine how they see their roles and their peers roles in the organization. Using what we call the Social-IT Game, we set team members the task of … Continue reading

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Knowing when it is time to go

Deciding that it is time for an app to be replaced used to be instinctive. Nowadays we have plenty of real-time telemetry coming from our systems that allows us to measure every aspect of the application. How we use that … Continue reading

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