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  • OSS Delivery Thoughts

    I recently read an OSS Vendor market assessment by Gartner. I noticed in this report that no vendor scored Very Strong in Products and Services (aka Delivery). So why is that? As the report mentions, “Many of the vendors profiled...have been going through numerous merger and acquisitions activiti...
  • Physical Inventory - is it Logical?

    Telcos use inventories for all sorts of things, and there are different solutions for different purposes. One distinction often made is between a Physical Inventory system, typically geospatial in nature and for example used for physical planning, and a Logical Inventory System typically more abstr...
  • OSS Requirements - Half The Battle

    Requirement definition, in my experience at least, is the most difficult part of OSS Software projects. Requirements are often general, vague and lack clarity, and occasionally don’t even exist! The end result is typically a misunderstanding of scope across all the parties involved in the project de...
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