Session 306: From Project to Product: The Next IT Transformation (Case Study)

Tuesday, October 16 at 3:15 PM

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Many organizations have embarked on digital transformation journeys, introducing Agile, DevOps, public cloud consumption, and more. But while there has been real success, the net business benefit has lagged behind expectations. Why? For large-scale IT, technology improvements aren't the bottleneck; the real change that's required is a flow framework that ensures business objectives are met by technology outcomes. Unfortunately, most organizations are using the wrong tools for the job; even our approach to architecture is wrong. In this session, Alan Nance and Dr. Mik Kersten will present findings from Mik's new book, From Project to Product. Join them to review the outcome of a study that reviewed more than 300 enterprise value chains and learn how your organization can get ahead of the curve.

Mik Kersten

Tasktop Technologies

Dr. Mik Kersten spent a decade creating open source developer tools before realizing that programing was not the bottleneck of large-scale software delivery. Since that time, he has been working on creating a new model and tools for connecting the end-to-end software value stream. Prior to founding Tasktop, Mik created the Eclipse Mylyn open source project as part of his PhD in Computer Science, pioneering the integration of development tools with the delivery pipeline. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tools for AspectJ. Mik is the CEO of Tasktop and loves working with IT and thought leaders on transforming how software is built.

Alan Nance

Virtual Clarity

Alan is an expert defining, creating and implementing the Next Normal in technology management. He has been a thought leader for many years. From the moment he helped to build ITIL, shaped the concept of Transformational Outsourcing to his current innovations around Consumption Based Public Cloud, Digital Platforms enabling Digital Ecosystems, and Precision-guided Transition Strategies that accelerate the ‘flow to business outcome’ of large transformation programs.

He is a big proponent of multi-disciplinary teams working together to separate the signal from the noise, allowing joined-up thinking throughout an enterprise.

Alan brings together his experience leading change at HP, ING, and Royal Philips, to present a compelling story about the disruption that is right around the corner for both your business and your operating models and what you can do about it.