In order to solve complex IT problems new technology can help.
Almost everyone in tech agrees that Large Language Models (like ChatGPT) are a generational change in what we can do with software. It feels like the blockchain and bitcoin hype all over again.
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The meaning of complex and complicated is fuel for discussions. Especially when using machine learning technology. So simple advice: Keep it simple:
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Business IT solutions must be flexible.Inflexible business IT software can and will slowly stop your current business. The time needed to change your systems so it fits the current demands of your customers is often too long and too expensive.
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Every business needs to keep innovating. But when you develop new products, services or business models: Problems will occur.
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To build and test new functionality for your customers you can create a POC (Proof Of Concept) or develop a MVP (Minimum Viable Product). But creating a MVP from scratch is often not simple, since quality aspects such as security and privacy can rise severe realisation challenges.
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Research learns that businesses frequently choose products with too many features that they later find difficult to use or will not be used at all. Feature rich software products are often fuel for business complexity.
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Asking for software complexity is insane. Nobody wants software solutions that are complex. It is comparable with smart cities, intelligent lockdowns and safe banks. Nobody wants stupid cities, governmental panic measurements to fight covid-19 or a bank that can not be trusted with handling money.
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On my continuous journey for simplifying business IT, I recently noticed a new apparently promising FOSS product. Spotify Backstage. Spotify Backstage is a FOSS product developed at Spotify.
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It is good practice that for large business IT projects plans are made. Plans are made to control cost, resources and also to steer design and realization. Most of the time this is where things get complex. So you get complexity by design.
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Simple IT solutions can grow towards unmanageable systems. In the end even a small change involves business analysts, IT engineers and often a lot of managers to figure out if and how a change can be implemented with minimal risks and business impact. Calling buzzwords like devops, scrum, agile and lean do not bring a solution closer.
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