This episode is brought to you by the Cloud Wars Expo. This in-person event will be held from June 28th to 30th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
00:21 — Steering committees can create unnecessary problems within organizations. Too often, items are put on steering committees’ lists as a means of telling teams “we don’t want to do this project” in an indirect, bureaucratic way.
1:05 — Understanding the process of steering committee prioritization exposes why the most critical projects can spur leaders to override the committee’s purpose.
2:14 — The unintentional result of these poor processes is the creation of shadow or rogue IT. Though an initial problem might get solved, it can spark a damaging chain reaction of outcomes, including exposing intellectual property to theft, creating vulnerable entry points to sensitive corporate data, and introducing data architecture problems.
3:05 — Shadow IT done wrong will lead to sub-optimal outcomes for the company as a whole, even if the initial problem is resolved. Business leaders need enough conviction to set forth a prescribed process to achieve results.
3:42 — Governing IT will be a major theme at the upcoming Cloud Wars Expo.
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