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Episode Six – Joe Peppard on Radical Change Ideas for Corporate IT

If you had a magic wand and you could radically modify the way corporate IT engages itself in organizations, what would you change?
That’s the question we asked Joe Peppard, Principal Research Scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research of MIT Sloan School of Management.
Joe provides awesome answers based on years of field research about the need to change the IT structure. His insights cover many areas such as:

  • Why the classical IT department holds back organizations in their quest for digital success;
  • Where do the real opportunities lie;
  • Managing information technologies vs organizing for success with information technology;
  • Comfortable positions and longstanding behaviors;
  • The inwardly focussed self-management regime of IT departments.

Listen with transcript at this link.

Episode Five – Bard Papegaaij on Radical Change Ideas for Corporate IT

If you had a magic wand and you could radically modify the way corporate IT engages itself in organizations, what would you change?
That’s the question we asked Bard Papegaaij, Chief Change Facilitator at Transgrowth, and former Research Vice-President at Gartner.

Bard gives awesome answers about the need to change corporate culture when it comes to IT.  He also provides insights in many other areas, such as:

  • The great divide between IT and the rest of the organization;
  • How silos are nurtured by the people inside them;
  • The socializing geeks;
  • The IT knowledge gap;
  • The social responsibility of the IT community;
  • How social change can replace a magic wand and create a joyful experience.

 


For complete transcript, use this link.

Episode Four – Mike Rosen on Radical Change Ideas for Corporate IT

If you had a magic wand and you could radically modify the way corporate IT engages itself in organizations, what would you change?
That’s the question we asked Mike Rosen, Chief Scientist at Wilton Consulting Group, and co-founder of the Business Architecture Guild.

In answering the question, Mike provides loads of wisdom on:

  • The new drivers of the Digital Economy;
  • Accountability as a means of achieving cross-enterprise results;
  • The Learning Organization: what you have to become, or succumb to;
  • The IT knowledge gap;
  • The enterprise architect’s role and the true value of their work;


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Episode Three – Scott W. Ambler on Radical Change Ideas for Corporate IT

If you had a magic wand and you could radically modify the way corporate IT engages itself in organizations, what would you change?
That’s the question we asked Scott W. Ambler, author and Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at the Project Management Institute.

Scott shares his wisdom on many important topics, including:

  • Integrated roles in organizations;
  • Collaboration and the great IT-Business divide;
  • Leadership;
  • Outsourcing;
  • Cultural gaps and teamwork;
  • Measurements;
  • Humility as a means of improvement…


You can also read the transcript with this link.

Episode Two – Wolfgang Göbl on Radical Change Ideas for Corporate IT

If you had a magic wand and you could radically change the way corporate IT engages itself in organizations, what would you change?
That’s the question we asked Wolfgang Göbl, founder and President of the Architectural Thinking Association®.

Wolfgang provides great answers to the question, with a focus on accountability.
In addition, he shares his opinions on a several important topics, including:

  • The CIO, a role that is bound to become irrelevant;
  • Why certain key tasks should not be left to a distinct IT team;
  • The death of the corporate IT department;
  • The importance of the vocabulary when designing business change;
  • Why the devil may hide in too much detail;

You can also follow the episode with transcript.

Episode One – Milan Guenther on Radical Change Ideas for Corporate IT

If you had a magic wand and you could radically change the way corporate IT engages itself in organizations, what would you modify?
That’s the question we asked Milan Guenther, founding partner at Enterprise Design Associates, author of the Enterprise Design Framework found in his book Intersection.

Not only does Milan provide a great answer to the question by positioning the leadership role that corporate IT has to play, but he also shares great insights on many important topics affecting organizations:

  • Collaboration
  • The IT mess
  • Start-ups and scale-ups
  • Opportunity seeking
  • The true nature of innovation

You can also follow the episode with transcript.

Here’s the link the to Milan’s favorite design author, also mentioned in the podcast:Design Driven Innovation

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