Nobody moves to New England for the weather. I certainly didn’t.
There’s a joke here that New England has four main seasons:
1) waiting for snow
3) recovering from snow
4) road construction
When I speak to my friends who work in enterprise IT settings, it seems the same thing is becoming true. It looks like there are four predictable seasons:
1) planning for a re-org
3) recovering from a re-org
4) actually doing work
If you think about it, this represents a somewhat radical culture change over the last few years. IT organizations have historically been stable and predictable, and now most of them seem to be in continual turmoil.
Why is this — and what can we expect for the future?