Being S.M.A.R.T. About your objectives
Goals and objectives are often used interchangeably, but they are different. Here’s a good definition that I found on the michigan.gov website: Goals are general guidelines that explain what you want to achieve in your community. They are usually long-term and represent global visions such as “protect public health and safety.” Objectives define strategies or […] Continue reading
The rise and growth of the UI Layer
In the early days of the browser-based internet, the UI layer was gold-paper thin. Browsers were not even capable of processing user input from day one. Computers were slow and didn’t have a lot of memory or video capabilities. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the iPhone, Android hadn’t been invented yet. And so the logical consequence […] Continue reading
The RACI Matrix
The Responsible-Accountable-Consulted-Informed (RACI) matrix is another useful and widely used communication means. A good one clearly and concisely shows which person or organization has a stake (and which one) in specific tasks. This helps to clarify who is supposed to do what. It also makes sure everyone clearly now what is expected of them. Let’s […] Continue reading
A very visual diagram, one that I really like because it is very visual, is the Iceberg Diagram. It is used to explain that besides the visible items, one should also expect a lot of “hidden” ones. Things that you wouldn’t think of immediately. This diagram can be used to communicate to business people that […] Continue reading
I’m an enterprise architect and have been passionate about Mobile and Architecture for years.
Many years I’ve been designing Mobile apps and back-ends. Now I’m looking into the next shift: Big Data and Cloud and AI. Combined with Mobile this is bound to give interesting architectural challenges.