Think of any IT project as a cross between egg-and-spoon and baton-relay races:
- People - The number of people in the team, the number of teams: that’s the organization.
- Process - The direction you run around the ring, and what turns you take, that’s the process.
- Technology – The egg-and-spoon, and the baton, they are the tools.
Of course, Olympic races are just that: races. There is competition. It’s about being a winner. Being efficient. Being better. Now who’s going to win the Olympic relay egg-and-spoon race:
- A team of individuals that have never met before, using their own tools, with their own understanding of the rules, using last year’s reference architecture.
- Last years winners, who have improved upon the formula. You could say, they productised it.
Final thought: the Olympics costs £9.3Bn and is watched by hundreds of millions people world-wide. Not a time to drop the egg-and-spoon baton, eh?