"IT governance" entries
Close attention to smart change management will yield positive results.
A strong IT strategy reconciles predictability with innovation. It will seldom fly to just have one or the other — both are required, and they must feed off each other.
The prospect of a federal shutdown brings the importance of e-government into sharp relief.
A government shutdown could highlight the IT functions that are core to government operations and those that aren't, including thousands of .gov websites.
Prioritization must be determined by the business, not an IT staffer who's just trying to do the right thing.
IT governance can work as a process at the leadership level, but it will fail when the IT team doesn't have the understanding and the language of the process to support it as it manifests downstream.
Six months in and there is much to celebrate and plenty of work still to be done.
Implementing O'Reilly's new IT strategy is like swapping out airplane wings mid-flight. We're making considerable change, but at the same time we can't disrupt the services and projects that are already underway.
Are IT decisions building the business or hurting it?
While I believe we recognize the limiting qualities of IT decisions, I'd suggest we've insufficiently studied the degree to which those decisions in aggregate can have a large influence on organizational culture.
IT governance is bureaucratic and tough, but it's also essential to every organization.
IT governance requires that the scarce resource of technology capacity be diligently distributed to meet collective, organizational goals.