A new breakout of the acronym “SAP” heard today:
SAP = Slow and Painful
A mix of crisp insight and totally random thoughts on software development, estimating techniques, political influences on technology decisions, technical team building, consulting skills, application development methodology, emerging technology trends, vendor hype, legacy system integration, and everything else that makes a credible I/T Architect and a successful I/T Architect career.
If you have been a regular reader of my blog, you know that globalization is one of my favorite topics of discussion. Therefore, I would like to draw your attention to the International Conference on Global Software Engineering which will be held
Please note that if you have some thoughts to share, there is still time to submit a paper. The deadline for abstracts is
Yours truly is a member of the Program Committee for the event. However, that doesn’t mean I automatically get to attend. I still have pay the registration fee and pay to get myself there… or convince my employer of the wisdom of spending their money to send me. I had the good fortune to visit my team in Bangalore and interview a few programmers for positions back in the fall of 2004 and I would certainly enjoy a return trip for the conference. I would be curious have any of you (my readers) had success at securing funding for travel to this kind of thing? If so, I’d love to hear how you justified the expense to your employer.
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This may be a silly thing, but when you write your job title, do you write it as "I/T Architect" or "IT Architect" ?
I got used to using the slash several years ago. I think that is what I saw most often inside IBM where I work.
However, now it seems that I am seeing the title written without the slash. I noticed that the Open Group certification program uses no slash. (See the Master Certified IT Architect logo on the right side of my blog.)
I'm tempted to abandon the slash. What do you think? Which do you use? Which do you like better?
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I received an email a while back from Tin Dizdarevic of the Rational User Group looking for a volunteer to lead the Tennessee Rational User Group. After much soul searching and a little procrastination, I decided to raise my hand and take this on.
If any of my readers from Tennessee would like to joint the Tennessee Rational User Group, please go to the Global Rational User Group web site, use the "Find a User Group" feature to search for the chapter in Tennessee, and register for the group.
I am also soliciting suggestions on the best (or least bad) times for the User Group to meet, how often it should meet, where it should meet, and what topics you would like to see addressed.
I am a little embarrassed at how long it has been since my last post. My project in China was very demanding and when I rolled off that project the end of October I went immediately into the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It was January before I started feeling normal again and by then I was out of the habit. I will try to do better now.