The invisible complexity
A book that will allow you to understand why IT and Business sides in every enterprise never seem to get along. Why large transformation projects always fail. Why there are things like “enterprise architecture” and “legacy systems.” Why exactly software development costs so much and how meme-like buzzwords have come to dominate investment decisions in the corporation near you.
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What you can learn with this book
Who the book is for?
This book is intended for middle managers and senior specialists of medium and large corporations, state agencies, and other organizations, as well as for the people who aspire to become them.
A successful career often requires a good understanding of how decisions are made, who makes them, and what drives this process.
The book contains many example scenarios from personal experience in a business domain, as well as multiple very technical examples, especially on various enterprise architecture details. However, all the content is still intended to be read by the person who has only basic training in the digital world.
Technology is driving most of the business decisions in the current day and age. There is no way back, so better get started in understanding what complexities await your company in the future and into what traps your colleagues might have already fallen.
There are many things that shape the constant struggle between IT and Business people in any enterprise. And most of those things come down to us being mere humans and being driven by our own internal motivations and short term goals.
Conway’s law – Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.