Charles Betz

Charles Betz

As the principal and CEO of Digital Management Academy LLC, a training, advisory, and consulting firm focused on Lean and empirical approaches to managing the “business of IT,” Charlie Betz brings extraordinary range and insight into the problems of IT management at scale. He is an expert consulting enterprise architect, capable of facilitating discussions with the most senior stakeholders and driving outcomes. Charlie recognizes the critical importance of the Agile, Lean, and DevOps movements for IT and applies this perspective throughout his coaching, consulting and advisory work. He is author of The Architecture of IT Management and co-author of several works with Lean collaborators and for ISACA’s COBIT. Charlie was also invited to the IT4IT Consortium Strategy Board and led the IT4IT transition to an open standard as The Open Group IT4IT Forum. Learn more from Charles here: http://www.lean4it.com.

How to Unlock Enterprise IT Gridlock

Unlock Enterprise IT Gridlock

“We can get you a new virtual machine in about 6 weeks.” “Approval of a new data attribute is a standard 100 hours.” “One year and a million dollars.” How often do you find yourselves facing this conundrum? Why can coordinating resources between development and operations teams resemble Dhaka, Bangladesh (above) at rush hour? The reasons … [Read more...]

What’s Inside That Container? What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

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I’ve been working with Vagrant over the past few months, and recently started investigating Docker hands-on in my lab. Both container technologies are impressive and useful and are changing the face of application delivery. But…well, we still have some distance to travel. For this article I consider both Vagrant and Docker to be similar … [Read more...]