• The Road Ahead for Architectural Languages

    by Patricia Lago, Ivano Malavolta, Henry Muccini, Patrizio Pelliccione, Antony Tang on  Jun 28, 2015

    In this article, authors examine architectural languages (ALs) and model-driven engineering (MDE) as means for improving the architecture design. They review a framework of AL requirements, which includes Architectural Language definition, features and architecture tools. They also talk about MDE as a technological solution for supporting the AL requirements framework.

  • The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

    by Seth Earley on  Jun 21, 2015

    Data analytics play a central role in the healthcare system by improving outcomes and quality of life while helping to control costs. In this article, author describes the role analytics can play with the emerging wearable technologies with biophysical interfaces, physiological sensors, and embedded diagnostic tools.

  • Probabilistic Project Planning Using Little’s Law

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Jun 21, 2015 4

    When working on projects, it is most of the time necessary to forecast the project delivery time up front. Little’s Law can help any team that uses user stories for planning and tracking project execution no matter what development process it uses. We use a project buffer to manage the inherent uncertainty associated with planning and executing a fixed-bid project and protect its delivery date.

The Cloud Migration Checklist

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jun 18, 2015

Are you in the process of moving applications to a public cloud? In this article, we’ll explore four stages in a cloud migration lifecycle and the questions to answer before exiting each one. 1

Big Data and IT-Enabled Services: Ecosystem and Coevolution?

Posted by Bongsug (Kevin) Chae on  Jun 13, 2015

In this article, based on a research study, author presents big data as service-oriented and evolutionary case of disruptive IT-enabled services (IESs) rather than as datasets.

Managing Technology with CORE Strategy & Architectural C’s & P’s

Posted by Suman K Pradhan on  Jun 11, 2015

Suman Pradhan has written about developing the CORE approach to helping architects and developers build sustainable solutions that match the business needs.

Using Blocker Clustering, Defect Clustering, and Prioritization for Process Improvement

Posted by Klaus Leopold & Troy Magennis on  Jun 08, 2015

Finding ways to eliminate root causes of delays can improve flow. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize blockers that have most impact or are the quickest wins.

Analytics, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things

Posted by Seth Earley on  Jun 07, 2015

In this article, author discusses evolving technologies like Machine Learning and IoT, how organizations can benefit from these new sources of information and intelligence.

Using Experiments and Data to Innovate and Build Products Customers Actually Use

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 28, 2015

An interview with Jan Bosch about getting benefits from increasing delivery speed, steps after adopting Agile and DevOps, using experiments to innovate, and practices for experimentation.

Dealing with Politics in Agile or Lean Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 25, 2015

An interview with Katharine Kirk about how agile or lean can increase politics and how she combines ideas from agile and lean with eastern and tribal philosophy to deal with people issues that arise.

High Tech, High Sec.: Security Concerns in Graph Databases

Posted by George Hurlburt on  May 23, 2015

Graph NoSQL databases support data models with connected data. In this article, author discusses security implications of graph databases in use cases like graph discovery and knowledge management.

Q&A on the Book Scenario-Focused Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 22, 2015

The book Scenario-Focused Engineering describes a customer-centric lean and agile approach for developing and delivering software-based products using a fast feedback cycle.

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