Aligning Business Value: We Need A Common Language

post-it-notes for information technology project names. Learn to achieve real business value by aligning strategy with capabilities.

Language is our most important tool as human beings. It is essential to our interactions and has the ability to bridge gaps created by space, time, and culture. Unfortunately, in our organizations, language can be a burden, exacerbating those gaps and even widening the chasms that have formed organically between lines of business, teams, and […]

Back To The Future Series: “Getting IT Right”

Long range view, telescope. Getting IT Right, article by Charlie Feld.

This week’s “Back To The Future Series” post is a Harvard Business Review article, “Getting IT Right”, co-authored by Charlie. We think it will captivate you, not only because of the insight and vision Charlie shows in this piece, but because of the accuracy with which he depicted the challenges IT and business would be […]

Business Architecture – Linking Strategic Themes To Tactical Demand

Chain linking strategic themes to tactical demand

In a recent blog post, Aligning Strategy to Business Capabilities,  we discussed how vital it is for leaders to agree on what the company needs the ABILITY TO DO in order to achieve a set of defined strategic priorities or themes.  In this post, we’ll explore that it is equally important for leaders to have […]

Aligning Strategy to Business Capabilities

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IT doesn’t exist as a function for its own sake, IT exists to enable capabilities that a company needs in order to fulfill its business strategy and ultimately deliver returns to investors. But all too often, the linkage between what is being asked of IT, and the value it is intended to deliver to the […]

Technology Impact on Business Economics in a Crisis

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Today’s crisis has every business looking at cost-cutting measures. Extreme pressures are forcing extreme responses. The challenge for business leaders is figuring out how to respond to these pressures and leave the organization in a better position when we come out of this. As Charlie Feld recently said in his blog post, Thriving in Dynamic […]

Why Change?

Why change?

The WHY change mandate is coming into focus for all large, legacy companies in most industries. These companies must use technology to transform into a more agile business. If they fail to do so, these companies will begin a slow decline and even run the risk of extinction. Accept that Change is Beneficial and Inevitable. […]