True? "Companies shouldn't apply digital transformations with a strict technologic focus”. Yes!
Lagging development processes hindering to swiftly adapt to the rapidly changing market, often bring the desire to start transformations. Boosting business flexibility is, however, something which should be done on a strategic and personal level. This means that a digital transformation in which a large part of the technology is re-engineered, should have the main focus in recovering and preventing the imbalances, which originally caused the need of this rebuild.
"In many companies, business and IT processes work
on a strict trust basis."
The business doesn't understand the actual process of software development but trusts IT support its goals. The development process trusts that the business will stay reasonable in its requirements, but generally isn’t in touch with the business’ concerns. This alignment on basis of trust, instead of understanding, works as long as both parts within the organization deliver reasonable performance. Without understanding or without common language in communication, the distance between these planes will only become apparent when the agility of either part start lacking; putting collaboration to a standstill when either IT or the business starts to feel serious limitations in their execution.
processes. To survive, the business has to either bring down the burn rate or is forced to pivot in new market positions. On an IT-strategy level, talent manages the quality of solutions. The agility of the development process is, however, also bound to the ability of the underlying architecture to conform to the - potentially fast-changing - business' needs.