I was excited to see that Mr. Ambler was working on Disciplined Agile
Delivery (DAD) and was looking forward to this book. One of the biggest
challenges I have is that most of the successful agile teams I interact with
are isolated small teams using Scrum out of the box. It is working on the
projects that have small teams with small scope, usually building one
application in isolation. They don't have to be concerned with enterprise
The small successful teams I have seen also do no architecture. Although the
end result is exactly what you do not want for high modifiability, they
simply get it live. Usually a little buggy and slow, but they make it live
That is not true of all the projects I interact with. There are some large
enterprise wide Scrum initiatives. The successful ones brought in an external
Scrum coach to train them. Beca... (more)
Big Data - not surprisingly - features in Deloitte's just-released annual
"Tech Trends" report identifying the 10 trends most likely to have an impact
for CIOs in the coming year and beyond.
"It's an uncommon time to have so many emerging forces – all rapidly
evolving, technology-centric and each already impacting business so
strongly," said Mark White, principal and chief technology officer, Deloitte
Consulting LLP, as the report was announced.
"The convergence of five forces offers a new set of tools, opening the door
to a new set of rules for operations, perform... (more)
This book is a really great beginners guide for core SQL Server 2012, and it
also does a great job of introducing new features introduced in SQL Server
2012. What I mean by core is that topics like Master Data Services and Data
Quality Services are not introduced. That is not a bad thing. By limiting the
scope of the book, the author was able to better the topics that are
I wanted this book because I like having a book about the basics close by. I
am not in SQL Server everyday and when I find myself needing to go back to
it, I not only want books on the advanced feature... (more)
If I had to give this book a one word description, I would say it is
'balanced'. In the beginning of the book the author mentions that he does not
want to right one of those books that list a little code and then explains
the code, changes the code, explains those changes and so on and so on.
At first he scared me. I have read some insanely wordy programming and
engineering books. I have a much harder time getting through those than the
type the author described. I was afraid this book would be one of those that
I don't get anything out of except war stories from the author's caree... (more)
We are now working on the next chapter for our white paper Enterprise Cloud
Computing, which is entitled OpenStack for the Enterprise.
As the name suggests the goal is to provide a succinct but comprehensive
overview of one of the technology platforms available to CIOs to implement
their Enterprise Cloud strategy: OpenStack.
This will span across a Private and Hybrid Cloud evolution and has a primary
goal of showcasing the significant vendor program that has grown quickly
around the product.
Enterprise and Big Data Cloud Computing
As well as the general EA principles of Private Cl... (more)
Personal Bankruptcy on Ulitzer
There are different attorney fees for filing bankruptcy for chapter 7 and
chapter 13, but they can be waived off completely if a financial hardship has
been proven. The best advice in evaluating the attorney fee is to check upon
the efficiency of the attorney or by getting an attorney by a favorable
referral cause as this proves to be the best rule applied so far.
The most common mistake that a customer does is to pay the attorney's fee
with the help of their credit cards assuming that the credit card debts had
been wiped out and even though if he i... (more)