episode 462

Project to Product Author Mik Kersten

Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop and the author of the book Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework, which focuses on how companies that master large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century in the same way that masters of mass production defined it in the 20th century. Because business and technology leaders are ill-equipped to solve the problems posed by digital transformation, he cites that at this rate of disruption, half of S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next ten years and suggests a new approach. June 18, 2020

In this interview, we discuss

  • Insight from Mik’s book, Project to Product
  • The IT productivity discrepancies between digitally native organizations and legacy enterprises 
  • The economic impact of technological revolutions, 
  • The value of product orientation over project orientation
  • Why IT must measure the value they create and not simply if they deliver on time and on budget 
  • The importance and shortcomings of traditional project management
  • What legacy enterprises can learn from both startups and tech giants
  • Among other topics

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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