Re: Tech Leaders On Speed VS. Risk
Thanks for this, Chris. All these recaps from the InformationWeek Conference (a great event which is news to me) are really well-done and the videos are well cut together. After all, IT people aren't always known for being the most talkative bunch, and sometimes they're more excited to get off stage than to share their innovations (I know I'm in this camp!). You guys do a great a job of asking the right questions and making sure you capture the important bits. Indeed, we've had a handful or articles just on these processes at GE and Netflix alone, but I feel like I'm learning something new or getting a different take every time.
It is true that smaller organisations iell have trouble replicating the muscle or finances of a GE or a Netflix, but that doesn't mean they can't replicate the agility. Indeed, it seems like GE is going out of it's way to take a page out of smaller organisations' playbooks with some of these changes. Sometimes, breakind down walls (in terms of processes and so forth) that we've had for such a long time sometimes makes us wonder what we needed them for in the first place. The chart from Mr. Cockcroft makes it seem pretty straightforward - why go through fives teams when you could go through three? However, for your individual organization, it's important to decide which two are the ones that are unnecessary and which processes you'd be better off without - it doesn't mean to axe everything.