Complex Systems Development (large IT departments) is complex by definition. But it is vitally important for us to reduce this complexity in the areas where performance is most affected. In this post we look at how Culture, Methodology, Legacy Burden and Enterprise Architecture will affect the performance of the department.
Allow me to start with a fable. It might be a bit of a reach, but think of the story of the Tower of Babel, an origin myth from the Book of Genesis. It could prove to be an interesting anchor-tale when we discuss complexity. The people set themselves an ambitious goal of building a tower to Read More