I spend a lot of time with organizations of various sizes helping them transition from their current state to their desired future state.
In practice this offers a wide variety of challenges from one organisation to another. Some have great developers but poor processes, others have strong processes, but lack support systems, some are just struggling to understand what their goals are. Inevitably there is some level of confusion, frustration and a sense of someone else ‘just not getting it’.
I’ve increasingly taken on a mission with all of these organisations, a personal mission that I believe goes to the very heart of the malaise that I see in the IT industry over and over again.
That mission is to help everyone remember that once upon a time, not so long ago, this used to be fun.