CHAPTER 4

Finding the Right Partner

It’s not unlike a marriage, the partnership. All the effort and good intentions in the world can’t make things right if you choose poorly in the first place.

Cecilia Grant, A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong

The reality in pretty much every large organization is that you are not working alone. Somewhere in your organization, smaller or larger parts of your IT are either outsourced or at least have an SI helping you deliver the IT that is required to run your business. This must be managed correctly to make sure you retain sufficient IP while getting the benefits from working with an experienced partner.

There is a lot of talk in the industry about how important culture is and that Agile and DevOps are mostly ...

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