Connecting penthouse and engine room
Many large enterprises are feeling pressure from digital disruptors who attack with brand-new business models and aren’t held back by legacy or infrastructure assets. Transforming successful enterprises that are built around traditional technology and organizational structures to compete in the digital world requires a direct connection between the penthouse, where the business strategy is set, and the engine room, where the enabling technology is implemented. I call this connection the Architect Elevator.
Spending five years as chief architect in a large enterprise transformation plus advising numerous CTOs ranging from unicorns to established enterprises taught me the challenges and rewards of changing an organization’s way of working. My book 37 Things One Architect Knows About IT Transformation documents my insights as light-hearted anecdotes with serious content.
NEW BOOK - Cloud Strategy
As the concept of the Architect Elevator has found widespread adoption, I started to publish a series of additional books that apply the way of thinking to concrete topics. The first book in this series is Cloud Strategy. Get it now on Leanpub for a great price while I am still completing it. All future updates, including the final book, are free to all readers. If you don’t have either book, the bundle is an even better deal.
Ride the Architect Elevator with me
Architect Elevator Workshops for architects and IT leaders go into more depth and show you how to apply the concepts to your situation.
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