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The microservices architectural style has been the hot topic over the last year At the recent O'Reilly software architecture conference, it seemed like every session talked about microservices. Enough to get everyone's over-hyped-bullshit detector up and flashing. One of the consequences of this is that we've seen teams be too eager to embrace microservices,  not realizing that microservices introduce complexity on their own account. This adds a premium to a project's cost and risk - one that often gets projects into serious trouble.
While this hype around microservices is annoying, I do think it's a useful bit of…
By Jim Highsmith and David Robinson Are the forces behind digital business, just one more wave of technology fueled change or is today’s business environment fundamentally different? If different, what are the critical capabilities required to survive and thrive? Examples of the differences assault us in the media. Doug Stephens, author of The Retail Revival, says, […]
A few months ago, we took a look at the pathologies of matrixed organizations: no focus, amateur management, and people waging turf wars to secure power that they can exercise without consequence. The result is stationary organizational inertia, the portrait of a seized-up business.
When non-executives enjoy power without responsibility, the corollary is that executives suffer responsibility without power. The organisation cannot pursue a consistent or coherent strategy, and may find it difficult to take any decisions at all.
Matrices empower petty bosses but disenfranchise organizational…