I ran into this great titled article about how IT works in business, Sometimes I think IT is an industry full of witch-doctors, and as much as I agree with the fact that IT has progressed to meetings I am of split minds about this.
One of the political truths of business is that nothing can be done without buyi in from various parts of the organization. That being said there are a lot of times that a good small idea can be crushed by the weight of organization, project planning, change control and meetings. And that is just the IT end of it, once we engage the business the little idea that could becomes even more complex.
One of the things that happens in the workings of IT is the small fix. Often if motivated, an IT person can put a small fix in place much like a small patch and the big machine never knows about this. How often does this happen? How often does this little fix cause a big problem? We wiill never know. As you push small changes and they gather speed there is no way to really track the effect.
What do you think? Is this a problem?