why do so many large companies have poorly designed technology platforms?. Large companies operate in silos each with its own systems, data definitions and business processes. The systems are confusing, sometimes duplicative, and often tied together in complex (and sometimes unknown) ways. Generating a common view of customers or products can be very difficult.
Every request for a nonstandard technology, every demand to do things your own way, every choice to go around corporate governance processes so you can move faster, and every integration meeting that your staff people miss will create more complexity. Sometimes that complexity is neccessary, but often it is not.
We don’t retire systmes. We just add on top of them, which creates a tremendous amount of expense and complexity.
El trabajo es titánico…pero inevitable. La propia supervivencia de la empresa a medio plazo puede estar en juego si no se acomete.
Spaghetti happens only because leaders let it happen. And removing spaghetti requires strong leadership.