Digital transformation impacts all corners of the business, and perhaps the
most important corner to us here at Intellyx is the dark cul-de-sac where the
enterprise architects huddle.
Because of their unique capability to maintain and communicate the big
picture of enterprise transformation, EAs can be critical to the success of a
digital initiative - but only if they slough off the paperwork-laden,
gatekeeper-centric thinking of the EA of days past.
Instead, EAs must empower their organization to achieve success with digital
efforts through the proper use of digital architecture - where ‘digital
architecture' is shorthand for enterprise architecture that's laser focused
on driving digital transformation.
What, therefore, does this digital architecture look like? How is it
different than other, more traditional approaches to EA? And given all the
complexities of di... (more)
Since we launched our Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster two weeks
ago, several hundred people around the globe have downloaded it - but it's
not clear how many of them have taken the time to work their way through it.
Haven't seen it yet, you say? No worries - you can download the poster for
free at AgileDigitalTransformation.com.
OK then - everyone have the poster handy? Good. Here's how to make sense of
So...Where's the Roadmap?
The first thing you'll notice about the ADT Roadmap is that it doesn't look
too much like the sort of roadmap you'd likely see in the cou... (more)
Enterprises are finally realizing that digital transformation must be
end-to-end if they want to remain competitive in today’s software-driven,
customer-focused world – but virtually every large organization has a
massive boat anchor dragging them down – slow IT.
Legacy technology woes are bad enough – but what really makes slow IT slow
are the people and the processes they follow. Nobody likes to change, yet
change is what digital transformation is all about.
Some organizations look for shortcuts. Let fast go fast and let slow go slow,
Gartner says – but that road leads to ruin,... (more)
Remember Mad Libs? You'd get a book that contained paragraphs with key words
missing, replaced with hints as to what might fill the blanks. You and your
friends would come up with silly words to complete the sentences, with
predictably hilarious results.
Well, it's time for some Gartner Mad Libs. For this game, the same word
belongs in all the blanks. See if you can figure out what the missing word is
(here's the source if you can't resist peeking).
The current software ecosystem allows only whole products to be
commercialized - not functions or features.... While the number of e... (more)
When an organization finally figures out how to get DevOps to work properly,
it's unquestionably a beautiful thing. A team working together at full speed,
delivering value to their organizations, while laughing in the face of
roadblocks that threaten to impede their progress.
Getting to this point wasn't easy. We had to learn numerous lessons, many
from Agile and Lean and other practices, each of which offered part of the
answer. And then the technology itself had to reach a level of maturity, both
among the tools themselves as well as the infrastructure. Clearly, DevOps
owes mu... (more)
Every generation, it seems, sports its own business transformation du jour.
From Business Process Reengineering (BPR) to the Quality Movement to
eBusiness to name a few, organizations large and small have sought to improve
their profits, lower their costs, and keep their customers happy by shaking
up the way they do things.
Digital transformation is unquestionably a blisteringly hot topic across
enterprises today. Companies in every industry have fallen into the vast
digital maelstrom, as customer demands and software innovation form the
Scylla and Charybdis that threaten to si... (more)