The Hub Commentary_
IT at the speed of Formula One. I’ve been writing about transformation for quite a while now and having spent 15 years in Indianapolis, I developed an affection for racing. It’s hard to develop that affection from TV, you have to see it live, walk through the pits and garages, smell the fuel and rubber, hear the sounds which vary by type of car, etc. to appreciate what goes into racing today.
As an old application developer, I have to say how cool a job it would be to be working with racing teams, on the other hand the pressure for IT and the systems to perform might be too much stress. To the risk taker go the spoils!
Here is the best quote that concludes the article, “If [IT changes] reduce the amount of manual work engineers have to do, they can focus on the car and driver,” he says. The team, meanwhile, prepares for the next two races in Spain and Monaco this month. Maybe Lotus F1 will find that three seconds.
This is IT in tune with the customer and what tuning means to the business, the business happens to be very cool racing with very large payouts for the successful. This is true in commercial business as well. Business requires technology and technology is the life blood of competitiveness, growth and profitability.
How competitive is your IT? Where does your Drive come from?
Lotus F1’s IT team made a technology pit stop and changed from a traditional application development strategy to an agile approach. Why shift gears? The pit crew and car designer wanted better data faster — and IT wasn’t about to pass on the opportunity. (Read Full Article…)