From Projects to Products — Three Essential Actions for Every CIO Aiming to Transform Their Digital Organizations

Published: 05 February 2018 ID: G00331446

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CEOs are increasingly turning to digital investments to drive growth. These initiatives must improve product/service competiveness or create new market opportunities. CIOs can lead or help transform their firms to exploit technology innovation and become more digitally product-centric.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Step 1 — Consider Software Company Models for Shaping Digital Organizations
      • Successful Project Managers Do Not Necessarily Make Strong Product Managers
      • Sample Product-Centric Organizational Model
      • Does Part of IT Become a Product-Centric Organization Focused on Digital Initiatives?
    • Step 2 — Evaluate Investment Models and Evolve Leading Indicators Adopted by Modern Software Companies
      • Cost Model for a Product-Centric Organization
      • Investment Model for a Product-Centric Organization and Common Metrics
    • Step 3 — Invest in Comprehensive Product Management as the Core for Driving Digital Vision, Strategy, Roadmap and Prioritization at Scale
      • Products Impact Markets, Competition and the Top-Line Growth of the Business
      • Organizational Culture
      • Draft Plan for Skills Gaps, HR Partnering, Investment Model and Organizational Design
  • Summary
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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