Leading an IT Transformation

Reposted from Chuck’s blog entry on 10/25/2011:

Slide1Leading a transformational change in any large organization is not for the faint of heart.  

Even more so when the subject of said transformation is a large, entrenched IT organization delivering mission-critical services.  But that is exactly the situation so many IT leaders find themselves in these days.

At our recent IT Leadership council, Sanjay Mirchandani opened with an extended keynote detailing EMC’s IT transformation: the “why”, the “how” and the outcomes.

This post is part of an extended sequence recapping all the excellent content at the event.  The back story and overview can be found here.

Why do I find this presentation particularly interesting?  

There are undoubtedly IT organizations out there that are arguably “better” than EMC’s own IT.  And I know for a fact that there is a large population of IT organizations that are still running in a tradtional legacy mode and have yet to begin their journey.

What’s fascinating to me about this story is the change: how a large IT organization went from one kind of IT organization to another.

Yes, EMC IT supports a large, global technology company, i.e. EMC itself.  And, yes, our situation and experiences might not be an exact match to your situation and experiences.

But, as I’ve shared the story over and over again, there is plenty to learn for many IT leaders who are looking for clear (and successful!) examples on how a large IT organization can fundamentally change how it does business.

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