Top 10 excuses to avoid business rules: #8 we’re doing fine

June 21, 2012

#8. We’re doing fine as we are; why fix what isn’t broken?

What this normally means is that there are no obvious decision-centric problems in the current IT portfolio. I am reminded of a story I heard a long time ago. An IT leader was called in and asked to give a report on the status of development. He proudly pointed out that the vast majority of systems were on time, on budget and to specification. To this the CEO said “I know and if things don’t improve I am going to outsource the whole department”.