IT managers often face excessive or complicated demands from their business partners. When operations want to specialize, or in the contrary when they decide to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, the list of demands expands and application definitions pile up. This has spawned the concept of Rapid and Agile development in NPD (New Product Development). You run sprints of 2 weeks with little definition, then sit do
When running an IT department, one thing you do not want is other departments giving you credit for bad performance or loss of business. But considering IT is central in any business, its shortcomings are easily pointed out when anyone searches for reasons for not achieving goals. Of course, all systems have history and an easy answer is to blame it on predecessors, their misunderstanding or outdated/bad development.