March 8, 2013
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Tuning Performance with Method-R

I’ve been that guy. You may be that person some day … you may be that person now. Either way, it is safe to sat that those in that position would prefer to be out of it. The manager wants to fix the problem, so he goes downstairs…
January 26, 2013
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The Killer App Finale

Last week I posted The Killer App, the story of a real software project with a cliff-hanger, pick-a-path ending.  It’s time to close the loop. “The Killer App” was a project that was not just late, but hopeless; a claims processing system that could not process a single claim…
December 31, 2012
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Yugo Testing

Recently, I was invited to observe a colleague’s monthly stress test exercise. There is a large room filled with mangers and technicians, experts in various aspects of the system, general network specialists, application specialists, customer support representatives and a collection of people with backgrounds in various aspects of…