Gartner Research

Best Practices for Conducting the Business Productivity Team Proof-of-Concept Plan

Published: 28 September 2012

ID: G00236959

Analyst(s): John Rivard, Jarod Greene


Gartner recommends best practices for establishing a business productivity team proof-of-concept model to increase business benefits and strengthen IT-business alignment and grassroots innovation. CIOs and I&O leaders can assess, at minimal risk, this emerging proactive support model.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify a High Potential Business Target
  • Select a Committed Leader and a Team With a Blend of Capabilities
  • Set Clear Scope, Timeline and Evaluation Criteria
  • Create a Consistent, Lean Communication Approach
  • Offer Leadership, Support and Guidance While Encouraging Innovation
  • Assess, Adapt, Expand or Contract the BPT Model Based on Experience
  • Conclude the Proof of Concept, Evaluate and Integrate It Into the IT Strategy
  • Bottom Line

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