Monday, November 05, 2007


Business/IT Alignment and the Brococoli Principle

It doesn't matter how healthy it is if they won't eat it...

Survival instincts are the primary impediment to business/IT alignment. Consider the simple fact that not aligning doesn't have any negative consequences. While it is better for you, we are a culture that believes in instant gratification and not investing time in relationships.

Sadly, when IT brought in non-technical managers with their process as a substitute for competence mindset, they managed to undo years of trust where IT folks would actually help each other. Now that we have Bell Curve Compensation there is no incentive for most to help IT align with the business nor for IT to even align with itself...

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