What is a Monolithic System?

As consultants, going into large corporate clients, we find that the in-house developed systems are almost exclusively monolithic systems backed by large databases (SQL, Oracle, DB2, take your pick) with the business functionality tightly coupled at all levels. This occurs organically over many years as small companies grow into large corporations. To meet their increase in demand, new systems are built and integrated quickly (read: hastily). [...]

Team Strategy

I’ve had the luxury of interacting with many development teams and executives throughout my professional career. There is one certainty across all of them. No two teams are the same. What works for one team, doesn’t necessarily translate into success for another. However, there are strategies you can leverage to provide a path to success. [...]