Modern application leaders must be good at juggling and keeping multiple balls in the air, while dealing with sometimes conflicting and oft-changing business priorities:
- Today’s application leaders are faced with the need to keep legacy apps running, modernizing them where appropriate, while leading delivery of a new set of infrastructure and applications to support digital business. They are tasked with implementing bimodal, balancing stable, reliable Mode 1 and innovative Mode 2 activities.
- They are asked to be thought leaders in new areas of technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), yet they struggle to keep up with the pace of technology innovation driven by the business. And with consumerization driving expectations of customer and employee experiences, application leaders deal with technologies that change almost on a daily basis.