Thriving In Dynamic Times: Turning Headwinds Into Tailwinds Part 2: Shaping Demand

hand holding compass with blue tint. Strategic alignment

Shape the Demand for Business Response & Strategic Value. This is a critical moment with an opportunity to really change the game – from what’s “important now” to what’s “urgent now and strategic over time”. The external forces and immediate business needs will dictate that you are responsive with some things necessary to scale and […]

Thriving In Dynamic Times: Turning Headwinds Into Tailwinds

hand holding compass. Article by Charlie Feld in response to pandemic. Leadership is critical in times of crisis.

Most nations and enterprises have had to endure a number of crises over the decades. Some have been massive, like the financial meltdown of 2008, or a targeted tragedy like 9/11, or even a regional hurricane. As a CIO, I experienced them all and several others in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The current Coronavirus […]

Stuck While Attempting DevOps

man and woman at white board. Developing DevOps article by J.R. Jesson.

As a movement, DevOps has quickly captured the attention of IT organizations over the last few years. DevOps has evolved to address the growing complexity of delivering technology-driven solutions under increasing customer and business demands, with shortened business cycles. There are many examples of companies practicing DevOps with significant benefits, a vibrant technology ecosystem (and […]

Herb Kelleher Was Special; Here’s My “Herb Story”

We love you Herb, Southwest airlines banner. Article about Herb Kelleher by Charlie Feld.

I’ve often told the story of my first meeting with Herb. Obviously, living in Dallas since 1970, I had read about Herb, and I had seen him around town. I knew people that knew and adored him, and I had great experiences with his airline.  I had met with and knew many CEO and Board […]

IT Leaders Can Learn to be Game Changers

Two men discussing information technology issues at The Feld Group Institute

The Feld Group Institute (TFGI) is a leadership development organization with one mission: To help complex, enterprise-scale, legacy corporations achieve IT-enabled business transformation. The Institute provides training, mentoring and comprehensive support from a network of experienced IT operating leaders and management strategists. Together, we serve executives with a special focus on current and next-generation IT […]

The CIO as the Chief Integration Officer

Man, executive, leader near windows. Article by Charlie Feld Chief Integration Officer.

Over the last 100 years, business models have evolved. Much of this evolution has been driven by innovations in technology, including the automobile, airplane, television, mainframe computers and smartphones. These have enabled commerce to expand from local, to regional, to national and, more recently, to global. However, it’s not that one replaces the other, rather, […]

Structuring a World-Class IT Organization

Woman executive leading meeting.

Creating a world-class Information Technology department requires more than scrum masters, servers, tablets, software, IoT, artificial intelligence and the technology lingo of the day – Cloud, Bi-Modal, Containers, DevOps, Agile. All of these are useful and have a place. However, we often lean on these new technologies and technology fads so much that we tend […]