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Solution Specific Languages (SSL) - Ab Initio Architect

By Arnon Sela

Introduction

Change is an integral part of an agile development paradigm.  Without the ability to quickly adapt to changing requirements, short cycles of development become either very limited or unrealistic all together. 

Thinking About Cobol Conversion?

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In this series of articles, We will try to summarize key learnings from more than 30 years of being involved in system conversions, predominately Cobol to something else. Regardless of what it is, there are a few shared considerations a project should consider where embarking such endeavor.

The Importance of Face Time - IT Solutions Development

IT-Solutions-Development-TexasIt seems business is becoming less and less personal. Consultant teams made up of people from across the country (or world) often meet infrequently and almost never in person. They are often large and too out of touch to work efficiently and effectively. Communication in these teams takes time, the kind of time that clients simply do not have.

Small or Large Teams

Ab-Initio-professional-USAWhich is really better: a small or a large group of experts? The phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen” comes to mind. A large group of experts will, certainly, offer many diverse opinions on how to solve a problem, but is that truly what is good for a forward-moving business? Is quantity better than quality?

IT Solution - Hidden Ordinary Significance

One of the worst things that can happen when delivering a new system is that you find there is a core business function of the legacy system that is missing in the new system.  Moreover, retrofitting this core function requires fundamental change to the new system. This obviously would mean one of two things, assuming the missing function is essential to the business:  1) the users will set for a delay in the delivery of the new system; and 2) the users will reject the new system finding other ways to deal with the new functions they desire.

Ab Initio Consultant: Fast Development Time of Solutions

Abinitio consultant TexasAs the old expression goes: time is money; when an IT system is outdated and needs to be replaced, no functioning business has time to wait for a vendor to take its time in working out a solution.

IT Solutions Development - The Importance of Face Time

Dallas Texas Ab Initio Developers Abinitio expertsIt seems business is becoming less and less personal. Consultant teams made up of people from across the country (or world) often meet infrequently and almost never in person. They are often large and too out of touch to work efficiently and effectively.

80/20 with Solution Specific Language - AbInitio Developer

Isn’t it always the case that scope, quality, and time are in competition?  So what do we do?  We reduce the scope so that it will fit in the time we have to deliver with minimum quality we can get away with.  The 80/20 rule helps us in reducing the scope; it defines what the most important feature in the solution is.  That is, if we are lucky in having a say in the matter.