“Utilizing a case study approach, Buterman spoke of classic and newly identified failure patterns associated with enterprise technology investment. Interestingly, Buterman’s case studies extend beyond initial delivery, to focus on real-world challenges of product, program and business sustainment brought on by unanticipated customer and business unit demand, organizational change and insufficient architectural investment.
For preventive and corrective measures, Buterman advocates a capability portfolio approach to bring complexity to a manageable level. The capability portfolio approach considers four dimensions: business, technology, organization and risk. Buterman emphasized the need to apply business discipline, particularly risk assessment and management, throughout business-technology lifecycles.
Amplifying Buterman’s findings was a special video conference guest appearance from a vice president at a large Fortune 500 Financial Services firm.”
To listen to an audio recording of Aleks’ presentation go here.