Waxing Lyrical About Cloud

At Tech.Ed is this year I spent most of the time talking about challenging the role of the Architect, but I did get some time to sit down with Darryl Chantry from Object and talk about another area that I’ve been spending a fair bit of time analysing of late – clould computing.  In a wide ranging discussion we talked about a comparrision of the different cloud platforms, the issues for organisations chosing a platform and moving to the cloud and the role of the Architect in cloud.  The video of the discussion is available from the Tech.Ed site here.

Slides from Tech.Ed 2009 Now Available…

The talk for this year’s Tech.Ed was ‘Challenging the Role of Architect’.  The talk is about the fundamental gap that exists between the approach and skills that Architect’s commonly display and what is needed from them to effectively deliver projects.  To do this I discuss the outcome of the late 10 years of CHAOS reports produced by the Standish Group and use this to point out just how badly we are doing as an industry.  From here, and with a clear understanding of what a project actually is and how pure Agile is not a suitable approach for the development … Continue reading Slides from Tech.Ed 2009 Now Available…