Anonymous Author
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
11 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Users!
6 upvotes
Anonymous Author
User complains...
5 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Legacy systems and integration:-)
6 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Legacy systems and non-technical people overseeing a system.
6 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Security vulnerabilities
6 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Change customer customization from coding to settings with an internal tool.
2 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Users. Hands down. I would get everyone off my network. It would work perfectly.
4 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Data modernization issues. Wish I could wave a wand and everything would be fixed, not siloed and modernized.
5 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Emails!! Followed by Tech debt and improving security posture.
3 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Inorganic growth. Would love for clean slate to start over for some stuff.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Endless meetings
3 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Office politics, useless meetings and negative people
2 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Staff reduction targets.
2 upvotes
Anonymous Author
long meetings
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
The word URGENT... Also, I agree on technical debt.
1 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Passwords
3 upvotes
Anonymous Author
I'd eliminate the concept, or maybe a mental block that refactoring/SRE requires massive investment, change starts with incremental steps.  To your point @Andrew Kagan, agree with you, my second choice, this would be a precursor for addressing some of the technical debt.
1 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Legacy tools and systems. Like Steve Ballmer said once ‘the IT industry deals with a 10 year view like all businesses. We look 3 years ahead and 7 years behind’. So if I could magically remove the legacy - we could progress without chains.
3 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Security issues and overhead debt
1 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Having co-workers take on responsibilities that they can complete even though they do not directly fall under their umbrella.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Having co-workers take on responsibilities that do not directly fall under their realm, especially if they have ability to complete them.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Incompetence, and the one that knows it all but never contribute/produce anything, always pointing out problems, but will never come up with a solution.
3 upvotes
Anonymous Author
The answered “Users” is consistent across the board.  Maybe then the question is: What are you doing to create the users you want?
1 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Hackers, they keep me up at night knowing it's a matter of when and are our measures strong enough to combat whatever incident we are thrown into. Incident Management has become a priority during the Pandemic.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Have people assist in items they may not have direct responsibility for but have the expertise to help move things forward.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
My magic wand would eliminate phishing & malware threats!!
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Politics
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
email
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Bugs
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Inequality-underemployed positions, roles, & titles for qualified talent, and pay.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Inconsistent WiFi access - worldwide.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Bad leadership
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
Not collaborative behaviours. Most of the companies have great people, the real challenge is having them collaborating.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
I’d love to address my challenges with performance and buy in from employees. Too many seem to think they don’t have agency or the skills or ideas and I have to think for everyone. Luckily I have a few who are stellar performers, and they tackle tech debt like crazy. We don’t fear decommissioning.
0 upvotes
Anonymous Author
threat of ransomware
1 upvotes