The Wicked Problem of Interoperability

“Now, if someone tries to monopolize the Web, for example pushes proprietary variations on network protocols, then that would make me unhappy.”  Tim Berners-Lee Before I discuss interoperability in the building industry, I want you to think about a few scenarios from our not-too-distant past: What if web developers had accepted perpetual 'warfare' between Microsoft … Continue reading The Wicked Problem of Interoperability

What Will Change Everything?

One of the most difficult tasks I am faced with as a consultant is in setting expectations.  With respect to technology, our modern culture has adopted exceedingly high ones. ‘It should just work’ is a familiar mantra that is often echoed throughout many of my discussions with project leaders, managers, and executives. Less discussed within … Continue reading What Will Change Everything?