Recently, I have been questioned on how we make changes to the initial architecture and design of a software system. I mean, how if we only develop based on a specific user story, and we reach a situation whereby the current user story requires a fundamental change to the design of the solution and of previous user stories. Surely, this is going to lead to a lot of rework…
I recently attended a Core Banking conference in Johannesburg and one of themes that stood out for me was the importance of Change Management in ensuring the success of any large change programme.
In September last year, the Protection of Personal Information Bill (PoPI) was passed by the National Assembly and the President is expected to rubber stamp it soon – but why should you care about it?
Hands up if you’ve heard or said this before: “Business people have no idea what we IT people go through” or “IT don’t understand what we need”.
I had the privilege of watching the highly acclaimed show Tap Dogs together with my family this past weekend. In short it can be described as a tap dance show, but that will be a gross understatement. It is closer to tap dancing meets industrial theatre meets a construction site performed by some crazy Australians together with loud music. It was incredible to watch yet still, at the end of the day, it was a tap dance show. Three years ago I was also fortunate to watch another world class tap dance show – Riverdance. It was also spectacular, yet vastly different from Tap Dogs. More traditional in their approach, a much bigger cast and a story line to thread everything together.