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 sink even the largest, most venerable
And yet, we've been down this road before - not so much the digital part, but
certainly the transformation part. After all, digital transformation is
business transformation, and business transformation has been a management
consulting staple sinc... (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)
Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo
The reason I believe digital transformation is not only more than a fad, but
is actually a life-or-death imperative for every business and IT executive on
the planet is simple: there will be no place for an "industrial enterprise"
in a digital world.
Transformation, by definition, is a metamorphosis from one state to another,
wholly new state. As such, a true digital transformation must be the act of
transforming an industrial-era organization into something wholly different -
the Digital Enterprise.
Digital transformation ... (more)
Finally, the conclusion: part two of my Cortex newsletter, Spread the DevOps
Virus in Your Organization. In part one, I called for expanding the
hard-fought organizational lessons of DevOps to the rest of the enterprise.
Allow people to choose their own teams, and to allow teams to choose their
own goals, I exhorted - self-organization being the key to driving agility at
the organizational level.
That article, however, focused on the participants on such teams. What does
it mean for you as an individual to join with colleagues and organize
yourselves into teams that can address ... (more)
In the digital arena, it’s impossible to avoid Dion Hinchcliffe. Perhaps
you’ve seen one of his numerous keynotes or joined one of his workshops.
Maybe you’ve read one of his books, Web 2.0 Architectures (with coauthors
James Governor and Duane Nickull) or Social Business By Design (Peter Kim,
coauthor). Or possibly you’ve spotted one of his stream of articles over
the years, for ZDNet, ebizQ, and many others.
Recently, Hinchcliffe has been leading strategy teams at a series of boutique
consulting firms – but unlike most practitioners of strategy consulting,
his background doesn... (more)