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Seated leaders learning about digital transformation at The Feld Group Institute.

Business and IT organizations are finding themselves at a critical inflection point in leading technology-enabled transformation. Senior IT leaders today are expected to understand business models and functional business issues, while their business counterparts are expected to be versed in technology, architectures, and the solutions available to resolve the issues. Charlie Feld predicted this convergence […]

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 […]

When Will the Stages of Change Take Place?

Man hand holding light, digital image. Article by Charlie Feld when will the stages of change take place.

As I wrote in a recent blog post, Eliminating the Blind Spot Between Business and IT Leaders, establishing a simple common language can be the key to a successful IT-enabled business transformation. In this post, I’ll be focusing on the WHEN and take a deeper dive into each phase of the journey. Pacing and execution […]

A Big Year for Feld Group Institute Learning & Development

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Developing Next Generation Leaders The Feld Group Institute provides training, mentoring and comprehensive support to help companies achieve IT-enabled business transformation. What makes our leadership programs different is that they are built on both decades of practical experience and the latest thought leadership from experienced operating practitioners. Our Capstone For Transformation Leadership Development (TLD), 2018 […]

Eliminating The Blind Spot Between Business and IT

cartoon placing building block. Eliminated the blind spot between business and IT article by Charlie Feld.

For any IT-enabled business transformation to be successful, or even to get off the ground, an important partnership must be formed between business and IT leadership. One of the most common, and most basic, challenges to making this happen is having those two groups speak a common language so they can discuss complex issues and […]

IT Leaders Can Learn to be Game Changers

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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 […]

Back to the Future – “Modern” Software Development

red green black digital image. Article by Charlie Feld modern software development

In my decades-long career in the industry, I’ve seen a lot of things come and go. I was excited to witness and be a part of some, while I couldn’t wait for others to fade away. Many of the recent trends excite and encourage me as they center around developing solid, well-engineered business solutions in […]

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 […]

The 30 Game Changers in Your Organization

Basketball plan diagram. Article by Jon Feld Game Changers in your organization.

I previously posted that great leaders focus on setting the agenda, building a great team and delivering with consistency. However, that is only part of the challenge for a leader, because none of that matters if you can’t “sell it” and if the business won’t consume it. That’s where “Street Smarts” are required, but I […]