There was a time when we complained about how long Microsoft Windows Updates would take to download and install to our machines. We setup “update” evenings to process all the updates that were in the backlog. Updates that were looked at and evaluated for close to three weeks before being applied to the servers.
Now you wake up and 15 updates have been applied to your phone and a new feature has been installed to your desktop.
Now the question isn’t the updates, the size of the updates or the frequency – it’s how to prepare your users and your team for this new world where updates and change are a constant. Where you don’t have three weeks to wait for them to happen, they are happening now and it’s not about getting ready for them.
It’s about realizing that they are happening and something that worked six months ago might get fixed in the latest patch release you didn’t know about.
How do you prepare for that change?
Because stopping it, isn’t an option.