Misaligned Incentives

Misaligned Incentives

misaligned.business
Field notes on improvement


4: You get what you pay for - compensating tech staff is often done poorly
Jul 17 • 50 min
We discuss compensation, particularly how people in the IT department ("developers," etc.) are so disconnected from the actual business that compensating them based on business performance is near impossible. Not good if you're an IT person and like…
3: Improvement requires fear, or, digital transformation by crisis and fear
Jul 6 • 38 min
People in large organizations avoid improving for improving's sake. They're very rarely proactive in transforming. Instead, it seems that management in most large organizations only act, and change, when they fear competition and failure. "Everyone" knows…
2: Outsourcing, SIs, and other “others”
Oct 31, 2019 • 58 min
We discuss outsourcing IT.
1: Who forget to invite “The Business,” to this kubernetes PoC?
Sep 11, 2019 • 44 min
Journey Through the Business Bottleneck, part 1. Join Rick and I as we try to find this elusive thing called "The Business." We lay out a theory we've been talking about: while IT has been improving or, at least, can improve, the business side of the…
Monolithic Transformation
Sep 9, 2019 • 92 min
Large organization are desperate to become “tech companies.” They drool at these tech companies ability to grow and change quickly. Despite mastering agile over the past 20 years, IT as a whole is too slow and unreliable. “It’s the culture,” everyone…