The Emperor’s New Clothes

Ever wonder about the risk profile of your IT application portfolio? Sure you know the problems encountered by poor software quality (outages, lost customers, hacked systems) and I bet you have even tried to drill down on the issue only to hear about the latest methodology, process, or super star consultant who is going to save the day. You know you need to measure to drive organizational improvements but, until now have been unable to find the yardstick that ties to your critical business risks. If your business is like most, you have held back on leveraging offshore development teams to minimize risk because you had no real way to drive accountable and ensure quality. Finally, there is hope on the horizon. Application quality measurement tools are maturing and ready for prime time.

Its amazing to see technology teams and organizations react when they see applications measured and exposed for the first time. Its not uncommon for groups to shy away from being the “first” to embrace this game changing technology.

I bet the early adaptors will gain significant market advantage exposing their work and committing to measurable improvements moving forward.

Are you willing to take a deep look at your IT Portfolio and drive improvements afforded by measurement?