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 […]

Alignment Is Critical In Times Of Uncertainty

rowing team in alignment

These unprecedented times of challenges, obstacles, and crises have produced remarkable opportunities for focus, consistency, and cooperation.  Discovering innovative ways to navigate the extraordinary shifts created by a worldwide pandemic, has underscored the need for all of us, as business and IT leaders, to get on the same page.  Now, more than ever, we must […]

The Feld Group Institute and Scaled Agile, Inc. Collaboration and White Paper

blurry photo with glasses that make it clear. Scaled Agile Inc and The Feld Group Institute White Paper.

As an “Institute”, we are a professional organization dedicated to leadership development; this allows us not only to teach but also to learn from clients, our Affiliates, program participants, and partners, all while keeping pace with market trends. As we continue to work with more than 40 large enterprises in our community, we’ve witnessed and […]

Cincinnati Talk on Lessons Learned And Timeless Principles for Transformation

Picture of Cincinnati. Timeless digital transformation principles by Charlie Feld.

Last week, thanks to my long-time friend Geoff Smith (Co-Chair of the Cincinnati CIO Roundtable), I had a chance to speak at the Greater Cincinnati IT Symposium. The Symposium overall was great, with over 300 IT leaders in attendance. I was honored to be on an opening panel and to have a chance to speak […]

Serving and Expanding Our Community

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Journey to Becoming an Agile Business

man, leader at clear board. Charlie Feld article Journey to becoming an agile business.

Over the last few decades, most large and successful 20th century businesses have calcified around their legacy systems and processes. The journey to becoming more agile and nimble will require a thoughtful, well-structured, well-designed and well-executed multi-year plan. The plan needs to be focused on achieving three major outcomes – Business, Architectural and Organizational. All […]

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. […]