Here is another attempt to try and define a ‘law’ that i have observed in multiple organisations.
In any sufficiently long-lived organisation, all change initiatives will incur an increasingly significant overhead caused by unpicking the detritus accumulated through previous initiatives — me
If this statement is accurate, then an important skill required within long lived organisations is, what i would term Enterprise Archeology, the ability to dig through the sub-surface of an organisation and make sense and contextualise the broken or half-missing artefacts of previous civilisations.
What drives the need for Enterprise Archeology and the wasteful effort that goes into it?
As someone with experience in Enterprise Architecture i might immediately leap to ‘a lack of enterprise architecture’, but i think thats only part of the story. What for you would drive the need for Enterprise Archeology?