If an organization really wants to empower its users, it needs a way to provide maximum power to the user with both safety and security. APIs allow you to design a solution that's not simply the average of these extremes, but rather provides 90% of the power with 99% of the security.
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A lighthearted, mock email between two government program managers discussing the immediate benefits of API enablement as a precursor to modernizing a legacy system.
A brief story of our experience submitting a proposal to DARPA to conduct research on the latest Low Power Wide Area Network technology.
To rescue a failing program, you must protect the four freedoms of enterprise system development.
A preannouncement for an unsolicited proposal to construct a microconsulting services marketplace platform, which we plan to pitch to the entire federal government.
Not every problem requires a full-blown consulting engagement. Often times, a short burst of work on a specific topic is all that's needed to help propel government managers and teams forward.
Several months ago, we published a blog post series on a concept called Agile Share-in-Savings. We received a number of positive reactions, as well as some worthy counter-arguments.
Until a more robust model for measuring technical debt is developed, we suggest using a simple formula for measuring the "badness" of a codebase in order to facilitate system improvement decisions.
Case management systems are commonplace and largely overlap. Agencies and vendors should consider innovative models for cooperating with one another in order to reduce duplicative efforts.