Being Above Permanent Changes in Information Systems
Island Pag on Croatian coast in Kvarner archipelagos hides extraordinary fairy tale place on Earth – Lun. It is the place of ancient wild olive forest. Olive trees are very old, more then several centuries. Test with C-14 shows that certain species are more than a 1000 years old.
Colors of olive emeralds are incredible.
Remarkable is that time simply stands there. Peace and tranquility in emerald paradise, saved from fire, human stupidity, salt, strong winds…
Nothing similar can be seen anywhere else.
This makes me wonder is it possible to have information place in company where everlasting changes cannot spoil strategic information sets? Further on, what is the sense of permanent change in companies. Why so often companies have to reshuffle and totally replace decision making basis? Software, hardware, vendors, consultants, experts, business analysts… Everything has to be changed from time to time, and does periods are getting shorter and shorter. Actually when one implementation of the particular core information system is made others are already on the way… And so on and so on.
How this permanent changes affect strategic decision making systems?
With delays, with non-trustable data, with low frequency of data updates, with almost impossible position for decision makers. That’s how they affect decision making systems that are essence of strategic decisions.
Changes cannot be stopped, and it would be very stupid to stop changes in exchange for out of date decision making system without connectivity with real business.
My question, is there any possibility to conquer changes and to create solid decision making ground, made of granite… Which hardware and software, process, reorganization, market, global economy changes cannot shake decision support system and make it almost useless?
Is there methodology and concept that provides secure lagoon where decision makers will not vast energy on judging plausibility of performance indicators data gathering, data quality, information systems changes?
It is the legitimate wish. Decision making systems already have solutions but those solutions are directly attached to production information systems and therefore are deeply influenced by many changes from them, too many. This is making too much noise in decision making process.
What needs to be considered is separation from direct relation from changes in information systems and creation of permanent decision making solution.
This is all solved in Total Controlling Concept.