Stewart Buchanan

Stewart Buchanan

VP Analyst
Stewart Buchanan is a Research VP in Gartner's CIO team, focusing on the economics of digital technologies in the enterprise. Mr. Buchanan has expertise in both supply and demand management through specializations that include IT asset management and gathering data to support the life cycle chargeback of digital technology costs.
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Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 / 04:15 PM - 05:45 PM BST
Workshop: Defeat Economic Uncertainty With Agile Adaptive Budgeting

Some senior executives and their investors are becoming afraid of trade wars and other economic uncertainties. Meanwhile, CFOs are in love with the illusion of certainty that waterfall budgeting creates. To gain real control, they have to give up the illusion of control. Finance teams have often forgotten the primary reason for which they control spending — to maximize the value they report. Business value isn’t absolute, it needs to be developed and demonstrated through continuous iterations. Conditional budgeting overcomes uncertainty by setting the guardrails around what development products might be worth to the organization and how best to deliver that value.

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM BST
Creating a Business-Driven Culture for Product Portfolio Success

Culture can be changed by using language to re-program teams and their objectives to focus on the continuous development of IT products. We've all heard the words but some organizations are making meaningful progress with them!
Financial management is often perceived as slow to charge and the most difficult culture change, but some organizations are successfully going beyond waterfall budgeting. Adaptive financial management can drive change toward a business-like approach that supports measurable business outcomes.

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