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What a World-Class IT Innovation Charter Should Contain and Why You Need One

Published: 04 June 2010

ID: G00200468

Analyst(s): Mary Mesaglio


IT innovation initiatives should define what success looks like and how to achieve it. One way to do this is to create an innovation charter that defines the scope of the innovation effort, success metrics and goals, among other things. This research describes what a great charter contains.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
    • Endorsement*
    • Executive Summary*
    • Intent*
    • Approach
    • Principles*
  • Scope
    • Innovation Perimeter*
    • Span of Effort
    • Time Horizon*
    • Working With Other Innovation Efforts
    • Working With Other Parts of the Enterprise
  • Metrics
    • Metrics to Measure the Quality of Innovation*
    • Metrics to Measure Innovation Reach
    • Metrics to Measure Innovation Process Effectiveness
    • Metrics to Measure the Productivity of the Innovation Team
  • Process and Governance
    • Structure and Authority of Innovation Governance*
    • Innovation Process Creation and Revision
    • Innovation Steering Committee
    • IT Innovation Core Team
  • Recommendations

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