Development

Establishing Integration Competency Center, Part 2

Part 2: Development and change In part 1 we set the goals for ICC and chose right kind of persons to staff the mandatory roles. Next topics are covering ICC processes: ICC is a shared service so it obviously need some formal processes to run these shared services. Be extra careful on these topics: nothing…

Bear trap

Dancing Around Integration Bear Traps, volume 2.

Roughly 70% of EAI projects fail – this is a statement by Gian Trotta in blog writing “Dancing Around EAI ‘Bear Traps’” 10 years ago. Whether that number was true then or reality still nowadays – well at least in company I work we don’t see failure rate that sad. Despite the numbers most of…

Change ahead

Avoiding Change Game

Integration project, by nature, have quite a lot of parties contributing to project. Customer has User Stories, several software vendors provide interfaces to their system and integrator is knitting all this together. If either Customer or some other party than integrator changes user story, business requirements, test material, interface definitions etc. integrator is facing a change.…