Who am I and why am I here?

Who am I and why am I here? I have often wondered that myself. Especially after long work days (or nights). Or after one of those frustrating days when nothing seems to go right. But coming off my philosophical foray, why do I have this blog and why should you read it is the real question.

I have been working in technical sales as a ‘solution architect’ for over 15 years. I have been helping customer solve both technical and business problems. Working initially for Rational Software Corporation (since 1995) and after the acquisition, for the Rational brand within IBM, I have had the opportunity for work with some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world. I have worked with companies of all types and sizes, ranging from verticals like financial services, retail and telecom to startups doing well, startup stuff; to GSI’s with their own set of diverse global customers; to companies in the ‘Intel’ space that I can’t talk about (only because they won’t tell me what they do… Yes, I have been in scif’s. I just don’t know what for).

As an architect working for Rational I don’t create architectures for the applications or systems my customers are building (I have however enabled them on how to do that) but architect platforms and ecosystems which enable the users to build and deliver their applications and systems in a cost effective, efficient, repeatable and scalable manner. More importantly, I not only help customers deliver their apps right,, but also make sure they are delivering the right apps. (I use ‘apps’ here loosely to mean any application or system, not to be confused with mobile apps). I will talk a lot about this last statement in this blog.

Topics I plan to talk about:

  • Solution Architecture
  • Agile, lean, etc.
  • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Development methodologies
  • DevOps
  • DevOPs Architecture
  • Mobile and web development
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Tools
  • Cloud
  • What’s hot and new? And what old and dying and needs to comes off your resume?

… And stuff that I have not thought of yet…

And oh yeah, the opinions expressed here are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer, IBM.

Wish me luck… Click to read post #1: What is ‘Water-SCRUM-fall’?

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