Many of today's greatest business challenges are unprecedented. Never seen before. And quite frankly, some of them are downright weird. So what do you do when there is no magic toolbox to reach into, no support line to call, no book to teach you and your previous education or training is obsolete? How should you face extreme uncertainty or ambiguity?
You use Design Thinking. Above all else, design thinking is a mindset; a framework. It reflects a way of viewing oneself within one’s environment, a perceived role and a relationship with the systems of which we are an inseparable part.
To compete in today’s economy and drive innovation in nearly all industries, we should seriously begin embracing the remote workforce. The baby-boomers are retiring like gang busters and millennials absolutely crave and embrace this new way of working.
In my earlier post I mentioned Troposphere and Terraform as frameworks that help to make devops easier. Of course, one can always use the AWS CLI (command line interface), but why? I kid, I kid; the CLI is very useful and we use it all the time. It is very straight forward if you are an ops person who is a bash God. IMHO, troposphere is a bit difficult to work with and requires a decent amount of coding via Python. Since I’m not a Python developer, there was quite a ramp up to get started with Troposphere. It’s still usable and get the job done but there’s a decent bit of coding required.
What is DevOps? What does that even mean? DevOps stands for “development” and “operations”. It is essentially a Lean and Agile way of doing business for Development, IT Operations, and Quality Assurance departments. In the past, most IT organizations built large teams in an isolated fashion to separate duties and allow resources to develop deeper and deeper skills within one area of expertise.
Boutique firms often provide laser focus on their customers for obvious reasons. When you work with the boutique consultancy, there is little doubt what customer has the focus: yours.
Most companies rely on Bimodal IT and while this can have short-term benefits, in the long term it can often jeopardize the company. While some proponents claim that Bimodal IT is a superb way to get innovation and stability in the company, it is more likely than not to kill the company.
The digital age has shaken the very core of virtually every industry worldwide. This trend has led STATEMENT to focus on futurism which in turn allows our clients to see new trends and make anticipatory decisions in an Agile fashion.