Most people would agree to say that an IT project is complex if it has to cope with difficult technology and a challenging business context. But it is not just technical complexity that threatens the success of a project. Team complexity is an important and often underestimated factor that highly affects the likelyness of success . . . → Read More: Team Complexity – The Underestimated Factor
As part of my ongoing certification I recently achieved the Microsoft Solutions Developer Windows Store Apps using HTML5 certification.
I am now entitled to deliver the official trainings from the Microsoft Official Curriculum such as:
Today my Windows 8 app Agile Games passed the Microsoft certification process. It is now available in the Windows Store.
The app acts a a host of typical games that are utilized in agile projects. The first game is planning poker which can be now played by distributed teams over the internet. Other games . . . → Read More: Agile Games Released
If you ever tried to create an execution environment to automate business- or integration processes based on Open Source products, you know that this is not an easy task. Although Open Source products like Activiti or Apache Camel are of high quality, they do not run with production grade quality out-of-the-box. For serious usage scenarios . . . → Read More: Integrated Process Management with Open Source
Recently I’ve been playing with HTML5 features just to see what it can do in the area of Rich Internet Applications (RIA).
Especially geolocation, local storage and application caching got my attention. As I don’t think privacy is a concept of the past, I thought it would be a nice use case to track . . . → Read More: HTML5 Geolocation
Today I would like to share a success story of a project I accompanied as Scrum Coach and Solution Architect from analysis to production.
Main success factors were:
Scrum (Agile Development) Cross functional Team Service-oriented Design (SOA) Silverlight RIA
You can read more in the case study Modernization of business partner management.
. . . → Read More: Scrum and Silverlight in Reinsurance
Most RIA technologies today use an asynchronous model to communicate with the server, primarily to keep the UI responsive no matter what the server is doing. This principle is also known as the Hollywood principle. Don’t call us, we call you means that instead of continuously polling, the server calls back when the operation finished. . . . → Read More: RIA goes to Hollywood