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.
37 Things One Architect Learned
Having spent 5 years as chief architect in a large financial services enterprise undergoing a major transformation taught me the challenges of changing an organization’s way of working. But it also allowed me to experiment with different approaches to see what works and what doesn’t. I collected my insights as anecdotes in my book 37 Things One Architect Knows About IT Transformation.
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