The Agile Buffet Rule

Take all you want, but eat all you take. – Jay Packlick I learned about the Agile Buffet Rule from the ever loquacious @jpacklick. This is not to be confused with the Warren Buffett Rule or...

Understanding the Java heapdumps

Introduction A heapdump (*.hprof) will automatically be created in case of problems within a JVM, especially when the JVM runs out of memory. However the creation of heapdumps can vary due to...

Simplifying Project Communications

In my previous post, I suggested that new project managers should keep things simple. To clarify, they should utilize the tools and processes as defined in the PMBOK and their organizational...

Application Modernization: Transform on the Fly (Part 3 of 3)

Transforming on the fly is more of a replacement strategy than a migration one. Instead of trying to reverse engineer an existing system and then go through a migration effort for each piece of...

Multi-Cloud Deployments – Cloud Integration (2 of 2)

On the technical front, cloud integration remains a top concern for IT organizations as highlighted by IDG’s recent cloud computing survey . Having bought into the premise of cloud computing,...

Mergers & Acquisitions – Alternative Approaches to IT Integration (6 of 10)

To continue our discussion of  IT integration in Merger and Acquisition environments, once the decision has been reached to proceed with integration of various systems and applications, there...
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