- Lying to the boss
- What is a Business Strategy?
- What is a Corporate Strategy?
- What is a Product-Market Strategy?
- What is a Business Unit Strategy?
- What is CRM?
- What is Architecture?
- What is Enterprise Information Architecture?
- What is Strategic Design?
- What are business benefits and value?
- What is DevOps?
- What is Cloud Computing?
- What is a Banking Multi-Channel Architecture?
- What is Gamification?
- What is Crowdsourcing?
- What is a Segment Strategy?
- What is a Business Model?
- What is an Operating Model?
- What is a Target Operating Model (TOM)
- What are Strategic Guiding Principles?
- What is Service Design?
- What is a Customer Archetype?
- What are Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants?
- What is technology-driven change?
- What is a Digital Footprint?
- What is a Potential Trend?
- What are Cloud Standards?
- What is VisaNet?
- What is User Context?
- What are IBM CCRA and CCMP?
- What is PCI DSS Compliance?
One area of business strategy growing in importance is strategy around the business of IT. I think of “the business of IT” as how IT delivers services internally vs. IT Strategy which is (how I use the term) how IT directly supports business capabilities.
A über topic in the business of IT is DevOps. It is on my radar because it supports key business capabilities such as ability to bring new product features to market quickly and the ability to experiment with customers through continuous innovation. I will leave finding how I just contradicted myself as an exercise for the reader.
I am creating dozens of hooks for future blog posts here!
Wikipedia says: “DevOps (a portmanteau of development and operations) is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and information technology (IT) professionals. DevOps is a response to the interdependence of software development and IT operations. It aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services”
I really enjoy hearing about how leading practices are used in real life by small cutting-edge enterprises, but these disclosures are rare. I stumbled upon a great write-up on how iProperty has implemented DevOps on Andy Kelk’s blog. Andy says: “DevOps is to operations what Agile is to software development. It’s about increasing communication, collaboration and achieving results as a team and not in silos.” He also recommends a few books which will no-doubt end up on my reading list in the future.