Posted by Simon Long Nov 14, 2016
Continuing on with my Common VCDX Mistakes posts I have another one for you. However, This is more an overall piece of advice.
Don’t Believe Everything You Read
Over the years I’ve seen many VCDX Defense related blog posts and tweets recommending/stating things that maybe aren’t completely accurate. Then in the coming months, we start to see these inaccurate recommendations appear in the VCDX Defenses. This can be anything from low-level configurations in the design to including a specific bullet point in the slide deck.
Just like this blog post, they are just someone’s opinions. Everything you read should be thought about before you actually act on it. If you get a recommendation to do XYZ, ask yourself, “why should I be doing this? Does it make sense?”. Don’t just blindly add it into your defence.
Everyone is different and has their own individual ways of working with customers. Do what works for you as an architect, not what you think the panel wants to see.
As usual, these are my own thoughts, and may not be shared by other VCDX panelists. If you are interested in my thoughts, you can either subscribe to my blog or follow me on Twitter to keep an eye out for new posts.
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