Many organizations are facing the uphill battle of modernizing their legacy IT infrastructure. Most have evolved over the years by taking lessons from traditional or legacy manufacturing: creating a production process that puts the emphasis on the process instead of the people performing the tasks, allowing the organization to treat people like resources to try to achieve high-quality outcomes. But those practices and ideas are failing modern IT, where collaboration and creativeness are required to achieve high-performing, high-quality success. Mirco Hering, a thought leader in managing IT within legacy organizations, lays out a roadmap to success for IT managers, showing them how to create the right ecosystem, how to empower people to bring their best to work every day, and how to put the right technology in the driver's seat to propel their organization to success. But just having the right methods and tools will not magically transform an organization; the cultural change that is the hardest is also the most impactful. Using principles from Agile, Lean, and DevOps as well as first-hand examples from the enterprise world, Hering addresses the different challenges that legacy organizations face as they transform into modern IT departments.
About the Author
For over a dozen years Mirco Hering has worked on accelerating software delivery through innovative approaches (what is now called DevOps) and 10 years ago started experimenting with Agile methods. As the Asia Pacific lead for DevOps and Agile at Accenture he supports major public and private sector companies in Australia and overseas in their search for efficient IT delivery. Mirco blogs about his experiences at NotAFactoryAnymore.com and speaks at global conferences to share what he has learned. Follow Micro at Twitter @MircoHering.