Integration – Send Me a Message

March 31, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to work on a project where we were bringing in a vendor product that required data integration with a number of our client’s in house transaction applications. We needed to determine how the internal applications would integrate with the new product.  I figured the timing was right to build on my prior blog on messaging, and provide some additional guidance. Read more



“Make it Work Like Our Current System” and Other Requirement Pitfalls

March 18, 2014

This is the final article in in the series for implementing “Custom Off The Shelf” (COTS) solutions; a follow up to our Buy vs. Build Your Software  and “Off the Shelf” Implementation Pitfalls articles. In this we want to address requirement approaches that are sometimes proposed, but rarely successful in such an implementation.

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Issue Resolution – Celebrate Your Success

March 3, 2014

This blog is the third in a series of posts designed to help technical leads get over the hurdles that inevitably pop up during any complex implementation; a series that was started by Understanding the Problem and continued in Determining a Solution.

With the course set and the implementation of the recommended solution underway, it’s time to finish strong.  Read more