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The IT Renaissance

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IT is going through a once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully) transformation as profound as the historical Renaissance.

Presented at Pink Elephant IT Service Management Conference 2016

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The IT Renaissance

  1. 1. The IT Renaissance v1
  2. 2. The Renaissance The Renaissance is a period considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It started as a cultural movement. The intellectual basis was humanism, that "Man is the measure of all things."
  3. 3. The Renaissance It encompassed an innovative flowering of literatures, beginning with the resurgence of learning based on classical sources; the development of techniques of rendering a more natural reality; and gradual but widespread educational reform.
  4. 4. The Renaissance It contributed to an increased reliance on observation and inductive reasoning… as well as social and political upheaval.
  5. 5. The Renaissance • New ideas • A new culture • New way of thinking • A new beginning
  6. 6. The IT Renaissance • New ideas • A new IT culture • A new way of doing IT • A new beginning
  7. 7. New ideas • BYOD • Cloud • Shadow IT • Agile, Lean IT, ToC • The Three Ways • Managing complexity • Anti-fragile • The Simian Army • Agile service management
  8. 8. A new IT culture • He Tangata • Empowerment • Honour the professional • People over process • Respect and faith • Humane IT • Loss of cynicism • Teamwork and sharing
  9. 9. A new way of doing IT • Aggregation, SIAM • Customer IT • Infrastructure as code • Automation • Continuous Integration • Continuous Delivery • Toolsmiths
  10. 10. A new beginning • Rediscovering the classics: Deming, Goldratt, Snowden… • Starting anew, building on the old • New language, new mindset • Challenging, creative destruction • Positivity • Breaking the logjam
  11. 11. The IT Renaissance The Renaissance is a period considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It started as a cultural movement. The intellectual basis was humanism, that "Man is the measure of all things."
  12. 12. The IT Renaissance It encompassed an innovative flowering of literatures, beginning with the resurgence of learning based on classical sources; the development of techniques of rendering a more natural reality; and gradual but widespread educational reform.
  13. 13. The IT Renaissance It contributed to an increased reliance on observation and inductive reasoning… as well as social and political upheaval.
  14. 14. The IT Renaissance • New way of doing IT • New ideas • A new IT culture • A new beginning Rob England The IT Skeptic www.itskeptic.org @theitskeptic

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