Session for IASA ITARC Conference on digital-transformation, London, 26 May 2017: https://www.iasaglobal.org/itarc-london-may/
By definition a transformation will always be complex, often to extremes. So how can we, as architects, address all of that complexity, and still stay somewhat sane?
One long-proven answer is the humble checklist – a list of essential items that people tend to forget when the going gets tough. This session introduces a seven-point transformation-checklist for architects: purpose and story; scope and scale; governance; constraints; structure-flaws; test at the extremes; resistance to change.
This checklist can be used within almost any type of architecture-guided transformation. We’ll explore its practical application, usage and implications in a variety of real-world architecture contexts. But beware: you may be surprised at what a simple checklist can show you…