After 8 great years in Zurich Insurance, it’s time to move on… In the last 8 years I have met the most incredible people. Very smart, very inspirational and very experienced. I have also made some amazing friendships that will continue to exist beyond my departure. I have also learned the true meaning of enterprise […]Read More So long Zurich, and thanks for all the fish
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 […]Read More Why do we fail so often?
This is a very interesting analogy presented in the Architecture Thinking course by IBM. “Are you an I or a Pi?” This is related to making a difference between specialists and architects. The question is actually “Are you a specialist or an architect?” The picture above describes it perfectly. “I” is one specialty. If you […]Read More Are you an I or a Pi?
I have been in the IT world for more than 15 years now, where the last 10 years I spent in different architecture positions – ranging from solution to enterprise architecture. In all that time, many buzzwords were coming and going, hype cycles were rising like tsunamis and then gone like nothing ever happened. […]Read More Demystifying Enterprise Architecture
The latest hype seems to be Software Robotics or Automation Tools. These are business workflow tools that are doing repetitive tasks instead of humans. Basically they are programmed to “look” at one application and retype certain values to another application. That “looking” process can be either via Win API functions or just screen scraping techniques. […]Read More Lipstick on a pig?
Today I got my Master IT Architect certificate by the Open Group. The program requires applicants to demonstrate skills and experience against a set of conformance requirements through written applications and peer interviews. There are no training courses to attend, and no written exams to complete. The Open CA program is: The most trusted independent […]Read More Mastering IT Architecture
Just after a couple of years, I am back to blogging. The reason is this picture below. Focus was somewhere else. 🙂Read More I am back…
Founder of Youngculture and a good friend, Marco Zoppi, died today. He was a great visionary, tech geek and full of optimism and unbelievable energy. He is also the reason why I live in Switzerland now. R.I.P. Marco… you won’t be forgotten…Read More Goodbye Zoppilesku 😦
Some time ago I started working on an idea to have a website for swapping items. For example, your kids are grown up and you have a basement full of toys you don’t need anymore. What do you do with it? You can sell it, trash it or give it away to someone. Well, why […]Read More My dream Java stack