You’ve seen them. They are Rembrandt diagrams created with PowerPoint, Visio, or another tool.
The individual spent hours investigating the content, positioning the boxes and lines, and adding creative descriptions due to limited space.
People stare at the diagram as if they are in an art gallery. They spend time trying to understand the nuances.
But… your IT landscape is dynamic and will not look the same within a year. Change is constant. That costly diagram will soon be erroneous.
Challenge the value of Rembrandt diagrams.
Ask how important details such as dependencies, data attributes, or future transitions will be easily conveyed to the organization.
Ask why people aren't creating multi-team, living blueprints that document the interconnected portfolios of IT, and where those blueprints are shared, searchable, easy to maintain, and can be analyzed on demand.
Ask when the team will utilize an effective approach.
Simplified knowledge management for IT.
Improve productivity. Plan effectively. Manage risks before they become issues. Achieve better results.