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Creating Successful Joint Venture IT Services

Published: 24 June 2013

ID: G00252963

Analyst(s): Dave Aron , Ansgar Schulte


Joint ventures face unique challenges in establishing successful IT services, because the issues that must be addressed are more complex than in a single-stakeholder organization. We offer six recommendations to help partner and joint venture company CIOs improve their chances of success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Success Practice 1: Contribute to a Clear Business Rationale and Scope of the JV
  • Success Practice 2: Relentlessly Focus the JV's IT Strategy on Business Requirements
  • Success Practice 3: Create a JV IT Governance and Control System That Balances Shareholder Oversight Against Agility and Entrepreneurship
  • Success Practice 4: Establish Auditable, Legally Compliant Measures for Data Exchange With JV Shareholders, Particularly in Case of Competing Shareholders
  • Success Practice 5: In Case of Shareholder IT Staff Secondment, Implement an Effective Workforce Selection, Motivation and Retention Approach
  • Success Practice 6: Establish a Trust-Based JV Communication, Collaboration and Decision-Making Culture

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