The main point of this blog is simple: let everyone see how we approach IT management at OPM. We’ll do this with a combination of theory and practical work we’re engaged in toward the goal of enabling a 21st Century workforce. We also want to use this blog to showcase some of the amazing talent in our organization.
This first series of posts is on the theoretical side; specifically, how do we see the IT landscape now as opposed to five or ten years ago? A lot of changes have taken place in that time, but too often – on both the private and public sector side – we manage the environment as if we were still in the 1990s, or earlier.
I thought I would kick this off by talking about the “rules” of IT. Note the use of quotes. If I were talking, my fingers would be making little quote marks in the air.
I’ll use an arbitrary number 6 to explain what I mean. I believe that if we challenge six rules we’ve come to know about IT, we can unleash a lot of innovation and productivity.
In this first post I’ll cover “rules” one and two.