Eliminate Technical Debt to Enable a Nimble IT Organization

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Reshape, Retool, Re-Task and Retrain

Reshape, retool, re-task and retrain to create new nimble operations.

As the IT organization evolves, explore a variety of approaches around processes and people. Use new operating models and methods, such as DevOps and continuous development, to create an agile development lifecycle, and design an IT workforce for the future. Retool, re-task and retrain talent. Outline necessary skills for recruiting the next wave of talent who will understand the new digital architecture.

As technology leaders take these steps and pay down their organization's technical debt, IT can once again become a nimble organization that enables business agility and growth.

In the wake of economic volatility over the past decade, corporations have accumulated technical debt due to cost cutting and underinvestment in technology. In many companies, the result is often a patchwork of software fixes and inefficiencies across applications, architectures, and infrastructure that stifle agility.

Meanwhile, the business expects IT to keep pace with the change that digital disruption requires. In order to do so, CIOs must pay down the accumulated technical debt to regain strategic relevance while playing the role for which IT is best suited: guiding technology decisions to help the organization maximize the value of new technologies.  

In this sldieshow, Mazen Baroudi, Accenture Strategy's North America lead for Technology Strategy, outlines the areas where management needs to look to identify sources of technical debt. Mazen closes with three steps IT organizations should take to pay down their technical debt on their journey to becoming more nimble and responsive to the company's technology needs and ultimately its business.


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