I HATE IT – I HATE IT – I HATE IT
OK, I hate it, not IT. The it I hate is reading about every CIO who is ‘Transforming IT’. Everybody’s doing it! Who says IT suddenly needs to be transformed?
…you may remember the comic “Calvin and Hobbes”.
Learn Something: Definition of TRANSMOGRIFY
So, one of the projects I’m working on is the ‘Trans______’ of IT. The challenge is that most IT shops have many years of apps & infrastructure which have become an anchor. This anchor is not only a drag on systems and applications, but also on careers and morale. You just cannot move forward, so you need to cut the anchor. This is nothing new. Choose or build your new architecture and applications, migrate your systems and data to the new platform, abandon modifying the old system, but keep it around for historical and data warehousing. We did this twenty years ago with an old VAX system and are overdue to do it on the current architecture.
In the coming blogs, I’ll discuss strategy and how to approach IT Transmogrification, but let’s start with some GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Let’s do ‘Lean Transmogrification’, so that we can quicly pivot if we accidently transmogrify into something that’s grotesque. Humorous is OK. This is tough work, BE BULLISH!