GCHQ’s internal Boiling Frogs research paper on software development and organisational change

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The pace of disruptive change is increasing, from the rise of cloud technology, social business, the Internet of Things and others. We feel it as much as other government departments and so we offer this internal research paper publicly, not to present policy or guidelines, but to stimulate debate.

The [boiling frogs] metaphor illustrates that although people might think they are very good at adapting to the changing world, they don’t necessarily recognise the need to jump out of that world completely to survive for the long term. Technology organisations risk being blissfully unaware that the world is changing so dramatically and that their tactical adaptions are simply not working.

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