Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – Part 2 – IT4IT

In my last podcast I started the description of how we built the Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture and I introduced the three layers (Demand, Delivery, Supply). In this podcast I overlay the four IT4IT valuestreams on top of those three layers. Here are the definitions of the four valuestreams as described in version 2.1 of …

Building a Hybrid Functional Reference Architecture – part 1 – Brokering

Many companies talk about transformation to digital and using many digital services in support of their business. Unfortunately they do not always understand the implications of their request. Consuming services from many suppliers is mandatory to transform at the speed required by the business, but it implies hybrid IT. Moving to hybrid requires rethinking of …

Applications to Cloud – Lets get practical – part 1

I've highlighted in previous podcasts the importance of analyzing your application portfolio in depth and plan the migration of each application carefully. Let's get practical this time. I've reconstructed, from actual use cases, an enterprise application portfolio of 1000 applications. Let's use this portfolio to discuss how we should look at application migration for each …

In preparation of Cloud, keep your software evergreen

Many companies have built over the years a portfolio of applications using a variety of technologies. Acquisitions have resulted in the inheritance of multiple applications performing similar functions, making the collection even larger and more heterogeneous. I've even seen Windows 2000, Oracle 5 databases and other very old environments. There is no way those can …

DevOps, Swarming and Automation to complement Brokering

In my last podcasts I talked about hybrid IT, brokering and supplier management. But there is more to the new digital world. IT departments need to respond fast to ever changing requirements of the business. The user experience is becoming critical to ensure lasting relationships and successful business. Agile and DevOps tend to make the …