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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]