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Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
09 Oct, 2019

“That is Why You Fail” – Yoda

The problem with many transformation exercises, whether they be of digital, agile, or some other flavor, is that they don’t change the mindset. Expectations for radically better results abound, but the willingness to actually change both what is achieved and how these results are achieved is often lacking. When...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
04 Sep, 2019

Digital Transformation Transmogrified

Digital Transformation has taken off as a topic out on the InterWebs this past year. While there is a lot of good stuff being discussed, I’m starting to think that what should be an obvious point, and ultimately, the crux of the matter, has gotten lost in the shuffle....
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.
Gherman Medovets
Gherman Medovets
13 Mar, 2018

Aligning Product Management and Sales to Win

While it may not seem evident in day to day business, there is quite a bit of symmetry between product management and sales teams. In fact, both teams want the same thing: products that customers love and want to buy. So why then, is there often friction between product management...
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...
Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins
08 Apr, 2016

AWS Long Polling && Connection Reaping – You aren’t going crazy

Ever wake up in the middle of the night wondering if your server is still working because the pings are OK, but you are getting connection timeouts and JAVA IdleConnectionReaper exceptions?  This blog post will talk about resource pooling in AWS with respect to Long Polling && Connection Reaping....
Jay Gelman
Jay Gelman
15 Mar, 2016

Build a Stateful System with Envers

Some applications require full tracking of system state.  For example, for auditing purposes, a financial system may need to know the order in which every system change occurred. Full tracking of system state provides the following capabilities: Historical Analysis: It is possible to understand exactly what a system looked...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
27 Jan, 2016

Re-structuring Your Technical Debt with Continuous Delivery

Technical debt is unavoidable. As it accumulates, though, it becomes more difficult to predictably and efficiently deliver new products. What Is Technical Debt? Technical debt, a term coined by Ward Cunningham, describes the impact decisions made during software development have on your ability to implement change in the future....
Emory Merryman
Emory Merryman
29 Sep, 2015

The Absolute Need for Automated Testing

Automated testing can radically increase the reliability of custom-developed applications and make it easier to add new features and components. The Protractor capability in Google’s AngularJS is a great way to put automated testing into practice. Protractor is an automated testing engine for AngularJS, the Google developed framework for...
Peter S. Buchanan
Peter S. Buchanan
27 Aug, 2015

The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs (And How to Fix Them)

Entrepreneurs have huge upsides and equally huge downsides.  As an entrepreneur, if you know what you’re likely to do wrong upfront, you are more likely to succeed and grow your business faster and more profitably than you had ever imagined. It’s an age-old and true maxim that great entrepreneurs...