If IT doesn’t believe in itself, how can we expect business to believe in us, to treat us like partners and not as order takers?
Listen to our recorded podcast on how enterprises need to change their thinking to face cyber threats, or read the transcript. The podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions at The Open Group Conference, San Diego 2011.
We have moved from monolithic systems to client-server to tiered architectures. With SOA comes the truly distributed architecture. And with Cloud Computing and SaaS, we are moving to “Globally Decentralized/Distributed Architecture”.
We are looking for more problem definitions and solutions to drive a collective global mindset forward to ensure that IT delivers benefits across the entire value chain. If we agree on what the problems are, prioritize and work on them in a wholly collegiate manner, the industry is in a better place as a consequence.
In the business architect profession, mistakes can have severe consequences. As such, it is only reasonable for customers to demand some kind of impartial proof of our professional skills.
T-shaped people work well in teams because they can see a situation from a different perspective, can reduce bottlenecks, fill skills gaps and take on new skill sets quickly. This then leads to higher team productivity and greater flexibility. Therefore, if it’s t-shaped people that you are looking for, then hiring somebody with ITSC status is a good place to start.