Category Archives: Systems Design

An Immature Maturity – Integration Trumps Everything in Core Banking

  “Immature Maturity”; the term popped into my head and came out of my mouth as if the concept had been sitting there, unspoken for years. A client was wondering why a project, which by all indications should have been a slam-dunk, had virtually nothing to show for the millions already spent and current estimates… Continue Reading

Strategic Lipstick: The Art of Achieving Both Long and Short Term Project Objectives

Strategic Lipstick: The Art of Achieving Both Long and Short Term Project Objectives

We all know the rhetorical expression about pigs and lipstick.  The conventional thinking seems to be that if you have a lipstick project, it’s all about the lipstick and let’s forget about the pig entirely.  My thinking is that a lipstick project is a great opportunity to be strategic in an agile way. There is… Continue Reading

US Chip and Pin:  The Metric System All Over Again?

US Chip and Pin: The Metric System All Over Again?

  I have grown up in the confusing world of metrication, where standards and numbers have strange and unusual associated values.  Now, for some reason I have ended up using metric for many measurements but imperial measurements for others.  For speed I like kilometers per hour, for distance as well unless I’m running then I… Continue Reading

Avoiding the Information Meat Grinder: Information Centric Transformation

I don’t know exactly  what goes into a hot dog.  I haven’t had to think much about it until recently when pressed by my kids.  We try to buy good quality stuff but the best that I could do was say “well.. it’s meat..” — not good enough.  Peppered with specific questions on specific ingredients I… Continue Reading

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