The High-Fidelity IT Organization
A high-fidelity information technology organization has minimal amounts of unnecessary noise and distortion and an accurate frequency response to the strategic direction of its credit union.
The credit union industry should expect its IT teams to become high fidelity, not just a needed cost. We need IT organizations in our credit unions that help us amaze our members.
There are also two types of PMs. The first are project administrators with their credentials, work breakdown structures, flow and pie charts. This skill set often leads to lots of work and no tempo; perfection over outcome, and every barrier seen as huge. The second type of PM is an outcomes leader with the ability to help the BU team craft a compelling vision for the outcome and then drive for results.
The ITO is a compelling work environment. Our industry needs top IT talent in order to implement most of our strategies. Too often we believe the myth that we are at a disadvantage in recruiting IT talent. The Seattle area includes headquarters for the following: Expedia, Costco, Alaska Airlines, Weyerhaeuser, Nordstrom, Starbucks, PACCAR, Amazon and Microsoft. Google also has a growing presence. There is no shortage of very cool IT opportunities.
Look around your own market. You might be surprised. It only takes one or two good people to make a huge difference in your smaller shop.