Robert Duff

Rob has worked in the consulting industry since 1992. At Coherent he is responsible for the operational management of the company. His prior experiences include management consulting, technical architecture, and program/project management. Rob holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame

Techops Vs. DevOps: What’s Right For You?

In the IT world, there is a tendency to tack “Ops” on to the end of words. This has clouded the understanding of terms like TechOps, DevOps, and even NoOps. Through our analysis, we’ll clarify their meanings and show you how DevOps can help you save time and money. But first, let’s start by defining TechOps and DevOps....

A Roadmap for Successful Outsourcing. Part 4.

Managing relationships is never easy, but managing them across oceans, time zones and with language and cultural barriers . . . Well, let’s just admit that it is challenging. Yet managing a supplier/partner relationship is as important to success as any technical skill. More projects are derailed due to communication failur...

A Roadmap for Successful Outsourcing. Part 2.

Even if it is not your first consideration (and it often is), rate is always a factor when looking offshore for software outsourcing help. As with most things, you get what you pay for and you have to know what you are looking for in order to make the best buying decision. But keep in mind that hourly rates are just part of th...