To Fund Digital, IT Needs a New Playbook
IT teams are struggling to drive grow-the-business Digital initiatives while still “keeping the lights on.” Their search for answers often leads them to Continuous Delivery, which promises the panacea of speed, quality, and efficiency. Despite this allure, it can be difficult to implement.
Common roadblocks include cultural constructs, disparate charters and KPIs that keep teams in silos, the absence of a coherent strategy, and the lack of ability to overcome physical constructs, such as office spaces that are not conducive to collaboration.
Optimize IT – Shift to
Apply lean technology and process optimization using an integrated operations model
An integrated operations model delivers three key business outcomes: it optimizes cost, improves delivery speed and increases quality. This model is built on a sequential, end-to-end vision that spans the service life cycle. 1) Start at requirements and not at run; design operability requirements into the service from the beginning. 2) Move a smaller set of changes through life cycle mapping to shorten release cycles. 3) Build scripts to glue the life cycle together. 4) Automate the entire life cycle, including error-prone processes, to achieve repeatability. 5) Integrate and choose tools together across multiple services. 6) Use repurposed tool sets to produce an end-to-end view of services. By implementing lean tactics across technology processes and providing complete visibility into the supply chain, this model helps reduce business risks and create a predictable supply chain.