I am a 25 year veteran in enterprise software solutions and development.  Full details on the LinkedIn.  At the core I am a scientific programmer and BioMedical Engineer.  Measurements are a way of life as well as a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.

The last 13 years I have focused on the Application Performance Management (APM) sector.  My goal is simple: ensure that folks get the full value out of their software investments, whatever the technology and application area.  To achieve this I devise practices and techniques, build tools and otherwise document exactly how a software tool is employed; then repeat this at least three times in order to fully validate the technique or tool.  Normally this results in various application notes and whitepapers but I have found that these are more often limited by Non-disclosure-Agreements.  While blogging today has certainly made discussion of various activities more open, blogs and posts are biased: tilted in the direction of a single brand or company.

I don’t want anything to get in the way of the details on how to be successful with APM.  No secrets, no spin – just honest and direct.  I watch the marketplace, with some amusement, which is the sober perspective that results from a successful career ‘selling’ software.  The last release, not the upcoming, is where I’m focused.  It doesn’t matter which vendor is best, or which quadrant a solution occupies – it only matters if the tool can be harnessed to help you do your job.  The reality today is that any Enterprise is using lots of competing and complementary tools.  My approach is to simply give you a thoughtful, proven set of processes to harness those tools in a consistent fashion.

Anyone can sell you a hammer.  But what are you going to do with it?  How do you use it to build a shed, a house, or a condominium complex.  Do you even want to be using a hammer?  What if you need a different tool altogether?

I build enterprise-scale Performance Management practices of 5-20 persons, that will support any number of environments, applications and tools.  I started eight years ago, after spending three years identifying and refining the Skills, Processes and Competencies that are critical for success.  Five years ago I published, arguably the first significant book, discussing exactly how I justify and build a performance management practice – so you can do it yourself!  Now I’ve decided to further document my techniques (under open source principles) and provide a delivery model to insure that I can participate and contribute to your APM initiative, as needed.

I have driven the due diligence for multimillion dollar investments and delivered the team that would harness that investment – and made sure they got it done.  I have corrected practices that were ineffective or about to collapse.  I’ve seen things.  I’ve heard things.  Take advantage of what I have learned.

Imagine what you could do for your performance management initiative by simply adding my skill set and experience to your virtual team.  Strategy, guidance, leadership, delivery.


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