The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works.
—James Joyce, interview
Let these things be believed as resembling the truth.
As I was writing my last book, The Art of Business Value, something at the back of my mind kept nagging me. It finally made its way onto the page in a chapter I wrote called “The CIO,” where I looked at the role of the CIO in delivering and defining business value. The issue, as I saw it at the time, was that Agile approaches seem to remove the CIO—and the rest of IT leadership—from the value-delivery process.
For example, in Scrum, an Agile software development framework, the delivery team works directly with a product owner, who is generally ...