Reading Material for Millennial Architects

The times are definitely changing. Solution architecture has been quite a lethargic discipline for some years. Three-layered architectures were dominant. There were not many unknowns. Scalability was usually just vertical (more powerful machines) or horizontal (more parallel machines). 100k concurrent users were more than enough for 95% of use cases out there. However, with the […]

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The Phoenix Project

I just finished reading “The Phoenix Project” book by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford. Must say it’s probably the best IT novel I have ever read! It’s a definite must read for all IT folks working either in development, operations, architecture or security. I worked for a company that is from the organizational […]

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Flexi Portal is now the entry point into my professional life. I always wanted to have such a portal or anchor page from where I could start joining all the stuff I am working on. From there you can go to my page with CV and references, link to my three companies that I am currently […]

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Why do we fail so often?

Despite more than 50 years of history and countless methodologies, advice and books, IT projects keep failing. Depending upon which academic study you read, the failure rate of large projects is reported as being between 50%-80%. Because of the natural human tendency to hide bad news, the real statistic may be even higher. This is […]

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