Author: Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
20 Feb, 2018

Emergent Technologies Changing Our World – Part 1

The current rate of technology and computer science advancement is unprecedented. That’s saying a lot for an industry that is defined by rapid advancement and leaps forward. Within this, there are emerging a few areas of technological capability that are interesting. Interesting, that is, as in completely redefining business,...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
06 Feb, 2018

Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated

I’ve got a concern, and I want to share it. You might or might not even care about it, that’s fine. You have your concerns and I have mine. Yet, we are able to interact with greater wholes while remaining decoupled. That’s how software architecture should manifest: with clear...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
23 Jan, 2018

A Mock Conversation

Have you ever been part of a conversation that goes something like this? Sales We can’t sell the product as is. It has to have this list of features to get customers to buy. We’ve promised these to the customers, but they keep not...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
09 Jan, 2018

Seven Resolutions for 2018

Last year I wrote a post about embracing resolutions around this time. I thought to do a similar post this year, but update it for 2018. However, as I look over the list of things that I thought would be important to focus on in 2017, I realize that these...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
12 Dec, 2017

Learning Cultures: Beyond Agile

“Agile” has dominated the conversational, transformational, and practical aspects of technology development for over a decade now, and its history is littered with failures every bit as grand as the classic waterfall failures that came before. Wasn’t “agile” supposed to be better? To discover the root of the problem,...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
31 Oct, 2017

Don’t get spooked by defects

The last way you want to find a product defect is from the customer. Boo! Even tiny errors, such as mis-spellings or alignment issues tell your customer there is a lack of attention to detail. Make no mistake, the quality of your customers’ experience will determine their approach to...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
10 Jan, 2017

Software vs The Evil Forces of Entropy

Requirements evolve, technology evolves, processes evolve, and users evolve. So why is it that the systems, applications, and their underlying architectures seemingly get built in a way that after a couple iterations of extension, they become brittle and saddled with “technical debt”? More importantly, is there anything that can...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
28 Aug, 2015

Evolving in Place

A systematic approach to replacing old technologies and applications with new can save you time and money, improve continuity of operations, and allow you to keep up with your competitors. I often work with clients that have dated technologies and infrastructures, stuff that was modern and based on (mostly) good...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
04 May, 2015

On Becoming Agile

A short discourse on some key areas and lessons for those who want to adopt an agile culture.
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
27 Apr, 2015

Not “Doing” Agile

Agile is as much a way of life and cultural phenomenon as much as it is a set of processes and methodologies, if not more.


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