Since we launched our Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster two weeks
ago, several hundred people around the globe have downloaded it - but it's
not clear how many of them have taken the time to work their way through it.
Haven't seen it yet, you say? No worries - you can download the poster for
free at AgileDigitalTransformation.com.
OK then - everyone have the poster handy? Good. Here's how to make sense of
So...Where's the Roadmap?
The first thing you'll notice about the ADT Roadmap is that it doesn't look
too much like the sort of roadmap you'd likely see in the course of your
work. There are no clear starting or ending points, and while the progression
generally goes from left to right, there are plenty of branches and
backtracks along the way.
Welcome to digital transformation, folks! Your transformation will also
likely have unclear endpoints, and ... (more)
In last week's Cortex newsletter, I introduced the following diagram of a
customer-centric digital architecture, where digital architecture is
shorthand for enterprise architecture that's laser focused on driving digital
Customer-Centric Digital Architecture
In the diagram above, the traditional architectural layers (represented here
as concentric bands) have been grayed out in favor of customer journeys that
cut across user interface, process, technology infrastructure, and data
concerns, instead focusing on the preferences and behavior of individual
Digital means customer preferences and behavior are driving enterprise
technology decisions to be sure, but let's not forget our employees. After
all, when we say customer, we mean customer writ large, including partners,
supply chain participants, and yes, those salaried denizens whose daily labor
forms the cornerstone of the enterprise.
While your customers bask in the warm rays of your digital efforts, are your
employees toiling away in the dark recesses of your enterprise, pecking data
into arcane screens as they struggle to retain a thread of sanity under the
onslaught of m... (more)
Digital transformation impacts all corners of the business, and perhaps the
most important corner to us here at Intellyx is the dark cul-de-sac where the
enterprise architects huddle.
Because of their unique capability to maintain and communicate the big
picture of enterprise transformation, EAs can be critical to the success of a
digital initiative - but only if they slough off the paperwork-laden,
gatekeeper-centric thinking of the EA of days past.
Instead, EAs must empower their organization to achieve success with digital
efforts through the proper use of digital architecture... (more)
Remember Mad Libs? You'd get a book that contained paragraphs with key words
missing, replaced with hints as to what might fill the blanks. You and your
friends would come up with silly words to complete the sentences, with
predictably hilarious results.
Well, it's time for some Gartner Mad Libs. For this game, the same word
belongs in all the blanks. See if you can figure out what the missing word is
(here's the source if you can't resist peeking).
The current software ecosystem allows only whole products to be
commercialized - not functions or features.... While the number of e... (more)
I'm proud to announce that representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and
Unisys will join me in a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel at SYS-CON's 1st
Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009.
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As Technical Chair of this conference, my goal has been to provide useful and
actionable information to the conference attendees. While the industry has
engaged in a rigorous discussion around "enterprise" cloud computing,
information on tactical or deployabl... (more)