Building a ‘Team-of-Teams’ Culture in IT

Sky divers in team formation with arms linked. Team-of-teams culture in IT may require a new operating model but not a new organizational model.

The traditional hierarchical organizational structure in which most of us continue to work is a remnant of the early industrial age. This management approach was developed in the early twentieth century to address business efficiency and profitability in business cycles measured in years.  Typical working environments in enterprises of the day involved applying many linear […]

The Time Is NOW: An Executive Summary For Leaders

New technology bright ideas. Charlie Feld shares his insights to help business and IT leaders gain alignment and lead together during this unprecedented time of crisis, pandemic

During the spring, as the coronavirus spread, changing modern life and work as most of us have known it, we were all required to mobilize and transform at a scale and pace not previously imagined.  Enterprises that were in the process of transforming before the pandemic have fared better during this disruption than those that […]

Leading the Acceleration of Digital Transformation Part 1: WHY the Time is NOW

transformation clock. The time for digital transformation and innovation is now.

Over the course of the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with CIOs and IT leaders in our community some perspective, principles, and practices. My book, Blind Spot: A Leader’s Guide To IT-Enabled Business Transformation, is written for business leaders to understand the IT transformation journey in very simple business terms. I’ll be using the framework […]

Aligning Strategy to Business Capabilities

hand placing last puzzle piece.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]