Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy

Part of EA is the study of business and IT to formulate aligned strategic initiatives for a given period of time. Outcomes can be enhanced profitability, lower IT costs, and improved business processes. Implementation of EA could include digitized business processes, upgraded IT infrastructure, and cloud lift & shift. Why EA? Many organizations do not Read more about Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy[…]

The Hiring Squad

Many times hiring more developers is flat out unequivocally the wrong answer. Yes, you’re slammed and your team is beyond stressed, but can we please take a moment to evaluate before throwing another dead body on the pile? Humans are complex creatures and require a lot of cuddling, nurturing, and hand holding. This is business Read more about The Hiring Squad[…]

Become the Trusted Advisor

Businesses today need trusted advisors who can help them derive the correct answer. This is not to say you, the consultant, have all the answers. However, as their trusted advisor and friend, working in tandem, the answers will come. How do I become this trusted advisor? It starts with truth. Being vulnerable, but being confident. Read more about Become the Trusted Advisor[…]

Nearshore Ruling the Sea, Part 1

The issue with all this glorious software is someone has to write it and well… lets’ just say that’s no bueno. Greed, glory, power, and pride (GGPP) all get in the way of awesome software, so we create elaborate positions such as Delivery Manager, Project Manager, Officer in Charge, Scrum Master, Task Master, Circus Master, Read more about Nearshore Ruling the Sea, Part 1[…]

Working with Remote Developers

More companies continue to embrace the remote work force for many reasons. Cost savings on overhead, time lost in travel to and from work, and advances in economical communication help make working remote a very tangible commodity. Moreover, multiple studies show remote workers are more productive, more engaged, and more loyal to their company (see study links at Read more about Working with Remote Developers[…]