The need for Software Governance

Without execution ideas mean nothing. With bad execution, ideas are expensive pieces of art.

Software Governance is the antithesis of bad execution. Instead, it’s feature[23]’s philosophy for developing purposeful software the right way. We’re past agile, SCRUM and figuring out teams – that’s table stakes. We believe the future is about helping modern IT leaders achieve digital agility in two critical ways:

  • Understanding Their Current and Future Value: Software Governance mentors IT leaders through a mapping process helping them articulate the value of the software that supports current and future business execution. From strictly operational needs like payroll (think ADP or Quickbooks) to advanced decision making (think DOMO & docio™) Software Governance can help IT leaders visualize the company's current and future dependency on software, and IT innovation.

  • Evolving from Their Current to Future State: Software Governance helps IT leaders stop engineering value for the hell of it and start making purpose driven software that matters to the business. Doing that requires an intimate understanding of the evolving business goals and clarity around where you are vs where you need to be. Software Governance gives IT leaders an honest (and sometimes painful) picture of their CURRENT state of software utilization, so that they can implement adaptive resiliency, streamlined efficiency, and strategic alignment towards a healthy FUTURE state.

Why do we need Software Governance™?

Speed and execution are all that matter – if you fail at either – you’re done.

It’s simple - IT leaders need to understand what the business requires to innovate and then find a disciplined, sustainable way to deliver it quickly. Forget that weak excuse about cross-siloed miscommunication – nobody has time for that.

Software Governance™ as a philosophy helps IT leaders ignite powerful networks and create a digitally adaptive business model to thrive in the CURRENT state, while working towards a FUTURE state that can solve emerging problems. Software Governance allows the organization to keep everything transparent and, therefore, more predictable. It synchronizes strategy with decision making to safely ensure that your company is accomplishing the objectives that mean something based on who you are today, and who you’ll need to be tomorrow.

The very act of creating software is almost always over complicated. Yes, specific skills and focus are required, but Software Governance allows IT leaders to keep things in check with processes and tools (like Docio™) that accelerate individual and team performance without requiring IT leaders to become full blown engineers themselves.

Software Governance™ Introduces Governance to the Ungoverned.

Software development should achieve measurable business outcomes – to develop software otherwise is delusional. With tools like docio™, Software Governance introduces a new ability to identify risks and opportunities in real-time and finally hold IT leaders and their teams to a respectable level of accountability.