IVIS-35; Use agile architecture to support perpetual business transformation (& agility), & avoid chaos | ZapThink

Next Step – Understand the relevance and importance of an agile architecture in IT, integrated with cloud and managed via I/TBM, and become the go-to in your enterprise to help the business deal with the now endless cycle of business disruption.

From the most recent ZAPFlash newsletter, some key takeaways:

  • “Without a consistent, comprehensive, inherently dynamic, best practice approach for dealing with disruption, organizations will inevitably find that such disruption leads to chaos. The challenge, therefore, is to efficiently respond to the disruption…leverage it for competitive advantage – which is how ZapThink defines business agility.
  • business agility is something the entire organization must exhibit. While technology is part of the story, business agility is never a technology problem with a technology solution. It’s a business transformation challenge requiring both organizational and technological change.
  • The goal of Agile Architecture is to enable continuous business transformation instead of the chaos that typically results from business and technology disruptions…there is no final state: no situation where the problems of the business have been solved. The fundamentally disruptive nature of the Cloud as well as the other forces of change impacting the organization prevent such a final state…”

via Transforming Business Transformation with Cloud and Agile Architecture | ZapThink.

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