Author Archive for Stephen Kuenzli

Effects of Project Size & Quality on Software Delivery

Why is delivering software so hard? Delivering software to customers on-time and with the expected quality is a big challenge.  The balance of scope, time, and resources is difficult to maintain for many teams. Unfortunately, many teams do not understand the main risk drivers for project schedule, effort, and cost. Yet, projects that go off-path often have a similar […]

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Simple Ways to Start Using Docker

Interested in simple ways to start using Docker from the bottoms-up?  This article presents 4 patterns for using Docker as an individual or small team from dev through production.  These patterns address difficulty: trying new tools and approaches configuring and updating toolchains for technical computing environments developing and deploying infrastructure services First a quick-reminder of […]

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Success Strikes Back: Containerizing Legacy Applications

Introduction Organizations adopting containerized application delivery platforms commonly wonder if containerization is right for their legacy applications, asking: “Can we containerize our legacy applications? What issues should we expect?” In short… “Yes, you can containerize your legacy applications and there are probably fewer adjustments required than you think.” This post will: summarize the most-common organizational and technical […]

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Introduction to Failure Testing With Docker

Overview This article will introduce the basics of the practice of Failure Testing and show you how to add failure testing to any software system that can be run with Docker. What is Failure Testing? Failure testing is the process of exploring how a system behaves when subjected to the application, host, and network problems that software systems experience when […]

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Get Started Using Lean Development Practices to Create Internal Technical Products

Lean product development processes are great for developing internal products and services such as those created by Information Technology departments for use within the organization. Lean approaches for internal products work well because the team continuously validates they are “building the right thing” that provides value to its customers and enhancing their value chain. Charting […]

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3 Ways ‘Successful’ Projects Deliver Failed Products

Defining ‘Success’ for a product is both essential and challenging.  Many teams slog through projects and deliver poorly-targeted products that leave everyone involved wondering: Did we succeed?  At what?  For whom? Product development can run amuck in many ways, but some of the most-common pitfalls are: not understanding the problem confusing completing tasks with building value building a technological marvel Pitfall #1 – […]

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Integrating Grails and Akka

Grakka is a simple demonstration application showing how to integrate Grails 3.x and Akka 2.4. Grakka integrates Grails and Akka following the same Spring context integration approach demonstrated in Typesafe’s activator-akka-java-spring demo. The key of the design is to make the Spring context responsible for creating both Grails objects and Akka actors. Since Spring is responsible for object creation, […]

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Site Migration

qualimente.com is in the process of being migrated.  Please pardon the dust.

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