An agile, scalable framework for enterprise technical entropy management.
What is governance if not the continuous struggle against the natural tendency of things to get messy? The second law of thermodynamics is definitive: if left unattended, or poorly looked after, systems tend to get chaotic - and we all have plenty of empirical evidence of this surely! The key to governance is striking the right balance between naturally opposing forces: the complexity of systems, and the energy required to keep said systems in the desired state.
Once expressed in these terms, governance boils down to two simple axioms: keep things simple, and design your processes carefully. Over the years we have refined a scalable, lean framework for change management that, coupled with the right technical architecture, has proven to be highly successful in managing complex systems for multi-matrixed organisations.
Establishing an effective technical governance can be a daunting exercise. Multi-matrixed organisations, fluid start-ups, consolidated enterprises - all have different challenges but the same risk to end up entangled in convoluted processes that slow down efficiency and hinder commercial opportunities. Governance is a fine balance, we can help to strike it.
Design processes and protocols efficiently by leveraging a solid framework of patterns, tools and methods aimed at minimising the amount of energy spent to keep a system in the desired state.
Technical debt management
Scalable patterns for responsibility and cost allocation
Agile change management policies
Automation of change
Processes can be as tricky to manage as the systems they are meant to govern. Simplicity is key.
Iterative, incremental, automated, continuous change for simpler management of change.
Technical debt is ultimately, invariably, a business debt. Try and avoid it, but if unavoidable, then manage it smartly.
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