Organizational Risk

Transforming an organization is a difficult business. One common pattern is the development team takes up the charge, practicing scrum and XP techniques. However, they may find their agile team working with a waterfall oriented Enterprise Architecture and Web Operations department. There’s an impedance mis-match here that can result in risk to your project, particularly … Continue reading

Agile / Technology

How to Avoid Problems with the StranglerApplication Pattern

Recently I noticed a question on StackOverflow that seemed to indicate that a project had encountered problems with the Strangler Application pattern. The basic premise behind the strangler is really great: instead of trying to do a “big bang” style all at once replacement of a legacy system, you instead build a strangler application by making … Continue reading