So what is the point of this metaphoric drivel about cowpaths, space shuttles, and chariots?
Yes, fair enough. Aside from being a fun story, there should be a point.
I think there are 3, not unlike the Goldilocks story.
Change Agents can’t come in too hot to put in new technology and abandoned the old as there are consequences
Change Agents can’t come in too cold and put in new technologies just putting it in the footprint and same design footprint of the old.
Change Agents need to find the transition balance between the old and new that allows the new ecosystems to be adopted and the old ecosystem to adapt.
To get this balance, there are three factors standing in the way of introducing a disruption such as this:
- Scaling – Scaling Research Readiness for solution expansion, adoption, and architecture qualities
- Legacy – Legacy investment stakeholders agendas
- Transition – Patterns for new investment that benefits the new solution and addresses legacy investment stakeholders
Read the next blog post for considering the disruption factors on an example topic – advancing our global network keeping up with the Computers to make the internet truly 21st century.
More to come.