Why consulting-led platform engineering?
By the word 'Platform' we all start thinking in terms of implementing technologies, e.g. the digital tech-stacks, full-stack to APIs, containerized service bundles, plug and play, LCNC etc. The hyperscaler cloud platforms have made the tech talent world capable enough to put all these tech components into good use, in end-user business landscapes.
But, platformizing end-user businesses (i.e. Banks, Insurance, Manufacturing- factories/ products and so on) requires the tech folks pivot this fundamental thought process: IT HAS TO START FROM THE BUSINESS- the end-user CEO-CXO-CDO priorities (beyond the CIO-CTO teams) and strategic objectives and digital business roadmap.
That's why, any digital platform engineering value proposition for any end-user industry must see that vertical, that business world, through their lens first. Business, domain, functional process consulting services and frameworks are therefore the most crucial and rational starting points.
What needs to be done: Action items Next Monday Morning
5 Steps- How to go about it: