Trevor Schulze, Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Applications at Broadcom Corporation, discussed bimodal IT and the demand for fast, efficient IT processes during his presentation at the 2015 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 10. In his presentation, Schulze pointed out that many businesses are rapidly changing, which makes it difficult for IT to keep pace.
According to Schulze, developing fast, controlled IT processes requires organizations to rethink IT. In fact, Schulze pointed out that Millennials can play important roles in helping an organization revamp its IT: “You have to change the way that you engage with your developer. Quite frankly the people who are good at this, the people who are actually grew up in this, in this environment are the Millennials, or the Gen-Xer’s, the younger ones, they are people who have been trained in this, the Scrum masters.”
In addition, Schulze noted that agile development continuous testing can help an organization streamline its IT operations. If an organization tests its IT systems and ensures that they meet the needs of its customers and employees, Schulze said, this organization can stay ahead of its rivals: “If you’re not moving in this direction now you’re too late. Your competition’s doing it. I hate to break the news to you but a lot of people can sit back and say, ’Ah, these newfangled methodologies, these kids; they’re crazy.’ I guarantee you your competition is doing this. If they get faster on the IT side and they enable the business faster than you do, they will win and that’s the new war. That’s where people are going.”