An executive friend’s complaint: “Why can’t IT get its act together and stop being the Wild West?”

“First it was structured programming,” he continued. “Then it was objects. Now it’s services, and The Cloud. We used to have feasibility, requirements, external design, internal design, construction, testing and roll-out. Now we have Agile, and I can’t keep track of all the kinds of Agile that are all supposed to be the Next Big Thing.” (You could hear the capital letters.)”

“Isn’t it time for IT to figure it out, and be like Accounting where everyone knows how things are supposed to get done?”

What’s a self-important pundit to do? So, socially awkward or not, I answered. “I sure hope not,” is what I said.