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CIOs Must Drive Rapid Change and Experimentation in the Enterprise for Greater Innovation and Competitive Advantage

Published: 05 November 2014

ID: G00260204

Analyst(s): Ansgar Schulte, Kurt Potter

Summary

Developing strong enterprise capabilities for rapid change management and experimentation is mandatory for digital business success. CIOs must lead this cross-functional endeavor and lay the groundwork by addressing four key areas.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Understand and Share With Your C-Level Peers the Strategic Imperative for Rapid Change and Experimentation in the Digital Economy
  • Explain the Business Rationale for a Dedicated, Multidisciplinary Center of Excellence and Promote IT's Catalyzing Role in It
  • Develop, Jointly With Your CFO and Other Enterprise Stakeholders, a Quick and Effective Way to Engage, Fund and Disengage From Innovative Initiatives
  • Work With Your Chief HR Officer and Business Peers on Supplying the Right Skills Set to the Center of Excellence and Create a Positive Culture of Learning by Failure

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