Gartner Research

Three Scenarios for Successful CIO and Sponsor Program Partnerships

Published: 09 August 2013

ID: G00250458

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford, Tina Nunno

Summary

It's all too easy for executive program sponsors and CIOs to work at cross-purposes. Big program leadership success can be shared. Our three scenarios define alternative program leadership models and working relationships, while highlighting the good and bad for each.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • When Business Concerns Are the Driver, "Sponsor Owns Success" Is an Option
    • Factors Influencing How Effective This Option Is
    • Action Items
  • When Success Is Balanced Between Business and Technology Drivers, the "Sponsor and the CIO Are Partners" Is an Option
    • Factors Influencing How Effective This Option Is
    • Action Items
  • When Application of Technologies Is the Major Driver, the "CIO Owns Success" Is an Option
    • Factors Influencing How Effective This Option Is
    • Action Items

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