The five core IT shifts of scaled agile organizations

Here is a very useful summary and analysis of 5 key IT shifts that are essential for Large Established Organizations (LEOs) to compete with digital natives. These are all underway in just about every LEO I know. The challenge is to understand where they are in these transitions, and to provide approaches that accelerate their journey.

Shift #1: Collaboration: From siloed IT department to cross-functional agile teams

Shift #2: Applications and services: From a monolith IT core to granular applications and services isolated by APIs and owned by teams of teams

Shift #3: Sourcing and people: From outsourcing IT to strategic IT hiring balanced with partners and vendors

Shift #4: Delivery process: From waterfall processes to continuous delivery

Shift #5: Infrastructure: From physical infrastructure to cloud, containers, and infrastructure as code