Author: Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
09 Jul, 2019

Congrats, New Lead Engineer! Now What?

Congratulations, you just got promoted to Lead Engineer. You’ve been working with your team for 2 or 3 years and your talents have been recognized by company leadership, or perhaps you made the jump to a new gig for the career advancement. Either way, you’ve got a whole new...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
11 Apr, 2019

Who’s Really in Control of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Today, if you are building and operating cloud-based or cloud-native applications, the concentration of the source for TCO comes from one place. Your development team. That’s right, the developers essentially control your TCO and neither the business or the developers probably even know it. How is this possible? It...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
03 Apr, 2019

Toward Better AI

There are a multitude of things being done with AI today, the range goes from frivolous to world changing to downright scary. Autonomous vehicles and deep fakes are getting a lot of public attention, and the impact of AI in healthcare is predicted to revolutionize medicine. The raw potential...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
13 Jun, 2018

The Future of…

Growth We do a lot of work with growth companies, across all scales from startup to multi-national firms. This post on LinkedIn from Deby Joevita is a really great encapsulation of a growth lifecycle that works, and draws on well-established disciplines and methodologies. How Growth Stage Entrepreneurs Build Meaningful...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
08 May, 2018

5 Critical Success Factors for Agile Transformations

Last week we hosted a panel discussion on Agile. We had three excellent panelists, Patricia Remacle (SVP Product, Hobsons), Ankur Agarwal (Manager, Scrum Master, Capital One), and Jim York (Coach, Co-Owner, FoxHedge Ltd)  who provided an engaging and interesting discussion for and with our audience. In case you couldn’t...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
27 Mar, 2018

8 Things About Digital Transformation Your Parents Never Told You

“Digitial Transformation” has become the buzz phrase du jour. Technology vendors, service providers, and government entities are all heavily investing in either providing transformative digital capabilities or consuming them. Either way, the goal is the same, to be one of the winners of the digital transformation wave that is...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
20 Mar, 2018

When is the right time to innovate your business?

In our daily work at Ten Mile Square, we hear story after story of business challenges with products, technology, inter-departmental dynamics, or some combination of all of the above. Sometimes the people relating these issues decide to do nothing about them in the short-term citing ongoing pressures to deliver results.
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
06 Mar, 2018

Emergent Technologies Changing Our World – Part 2

Most everyone is familiar with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and maybe some of the derivatives or competitors; there are several variations of blockchains unleashed on the world today.  Many are predicting these digital currencies to be where the value of the economy of the future will be stored-  the currency of...
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...