Gartner Research

Establish IT Sourcing Principles for Successful Outsourcing

Published: 19 November 2012

ID: G00236776

Analyst(s): Linda Cohen


CIOs must align IT sourcing decisions to business objectives. They can do this by articulating a set of guiding principles that clarify how the organization's actions impact sourcing initiatives. Maxims are a simple yet powerful tool to link business objectives to actionable IT sourcing principles.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Use Business Maxims to Align Business Objectives to Sourcing Actions
    • Use Shared Internal Discovery to Create Maxims
    • Group Business Maxims Into Six Categories
    • Translate Business Maxims to Sourcing Maxims
    • Collaboration Is at the Heart of the Maxim Process
    • Ensure Correlation Among Business and IT Sourcing Maxims

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