The July 2021 edition of The Insights Review
, produced by the Internal Consulting group (ICG), is out now. ICG is a global network of consultants, with the goal of aiding professionals in their career effectiveness and development.
The Insights Review
is a collection of abstract reviews of relevant ‘open published’ perspectives and research reports. The abstracts allow you to scan quickly for the most relevant content, and include links to the full articles.
Article of the Month
Article of the Month for July 2021 is 'Supercharging IT delivery' – Kearney
From the abstract
A well constructed and insightful article deals with the problems facing IT departments managing change within legacy environments. The advent of the cloud has further enabled platform plays that allow new businesses to leapfrog the issues of legacy environments. Coupled with new development approaches such as agile, the old world’s metabolic rate for change is far slower than the new. A two-speed IT management market that has ripple effects on market agility.
The article leverages the experience of veterans to distil some interesting insights. A few areas, however, remain unexplored. Enterprise architecture in a platform world is still relevant and can be used effectively to navigate overlaps between platforms and integration issues. Enterprise data is now vital and needs to be managed effectively. Secondly, agile methods often take time to get productive, so organisations need to accept a learning curve that may take a while to embed new approaches and philosophies.
In the interim, there will be some turbulence. This is where external parties can help play the role of catalyst and respond at pace when needed. The article is an excellent review of the challenges facing the world of system development and provides some compelling graphics of platform plays.
We hope you enjoy reading it and please do get in touch with any comments and suggestions.
Read the July 2021 edition