SDLC: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

When I was a Professor, my favorite topic of discussion with students was System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases and practices for IT projects.  I enjoyed this discussion because I knew every one of my students; no matter what discipline, no matter what department, would experience this process in their professional life and probably experience […]

Addressing the Agile Deployment Impedance Mismatch

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Organizations have now spent years moving to agile development.  In many ways, that has been a positive movement.  Anything that focuses on delivering the highest priority items first is a good thing.  And having something ready to deploy at the end of each sprint is a huge improvement over waiting for 6 months or more […]

DevOps Culture

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On a recent call to discuss our DevOps services, one of our executives asked for a clear definition of the term “DevOps”.  So I thought I’d write down a few of my thoughts here in the interest of sharing. First, it’s easier to describe what DevOps is not.  DevOps is not a tool or a set […]

Why we need Content Models

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    Introduction: One of the big challenges we face as part of managing web content is to keep up with capturing and maintaining the content’s underlying framework rules and logic in a place where it can be accessed by everyone. We are not talking about documenting the various business logic validations that occur on […]