The IT Complexity Crisis: Danger and Opportunity
The world economy is losing over six trillion USD per year to IT failures and the problem is getting worse. This 22 page white paper analyzes the scope of the problem, diagnoses the cause of the problem, and describes a cure to the problem. And while the cost of ignoring this problem is frighteningly high, the opportunities that can be realized by addressing this problem are extremely compelling.
The benefits to understanding the causes and cures for out-of-control complexity can have a transformative impact on every sector of our society, from government to private to not-for-profit.
[Click] for a PDF of the white paper.
[Click]for a spreadsheet that can be used for analyzing architectural complexity based on the ideas presented in the white paper.
Note: read the white paper before trying the spreadsheet.