We’ve all seen it: “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.”
This idiom has become synonymous with the idea that, in any organization, the person who complains, bellows, shouts, and stomps their feet the loudest will be first to get attention.
Squeaky-wheel types aren’t necessarily negative or harmful. Some Squeaky Wheels are simply annoying. Some have valid ideas that deserve the attention they seek.
*For every single Abraic client engagement over the past 20 years, a lack of effective governance has been one of the first issues we identify and resolve.
When IT assets (e.g. software, hardware, or XaaS) are underutilized, underperforming, or underwhelming the business, the root cause of the problem is almost always ownership.
Consider an underperforming asset at your company. Is the department managing the technology the same department that paid for it?
Typically, IT assets are not purchased by IT.
Ever since the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was introduced back in 2001, organizations have questioned whether the newer alternative methodologies would be a good fit for their business.
Meanwhile, as Agile’s popularity grows, there is increasing pressure on IT departments to adopt the approach.
While the benefits of Agile can be compelling, those benefits are contingent on a specific set of pre-existing organizational characteristics. The presence or absence of those characteristics will determine whether the Agile approach will result in success or failure.