Big transformation must be done within an intelligent, appreciative, and principled framework … if you’re looking to succeed.
Many companies look to overcome the fear of failure but throwing as many ideas to the wall and seeing which ones stick. When sometime, you can improve your life by taking things away
I started thinking of the times I’d seen ‘big’ transformation heading for the cliff. A previous client who made and sold electrocompetent parts that you’ll find in half of the worlds computers, phones or fridges. They came to me one day and said we’ve been thinking and we want to move our monolith to the cloud. We’d also like to change our dev methodology from Agile to DevOps. We’d then like to mix in security, so DevSecOps, and then extend into Performance, so DevSecPerfOps. We’re actually thinking we should reduce our teams from 8-6 devs but have them all full-stack. We’ve also been thinking about doing this at the same with our SAP system.
And we need to do it within 6 months…
6 months turned to 12 turned to 18 turned to a programme cancelled. The transformation wouldn’t go ahead.
If they had taken it one step at a time, starting small they would have been able to do the cloud migration, then move on to the next initiative and the next. With vision and commitment, they would have made all the changes in 18 months and looked back with a sense of real achievement.
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