Gartner Research

Succeed With Your Industrie 4.0 Initiative Through Efficient Program Governance

Published: 17 July 2015

ID: G00279171

Analyst(s): Frank Ridder , Axel Jacobs, Bettina Tratz-Ryan


The German Industrie 4.0 initiative constitutes a digital transformation that requires change management in business and operations. CIOs play a key enabling role in digitalizing enterprise value chains, and can utilize Gartner's Industrie 4.0 program governance to drive strategic I40 initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Industrie 4.0 Program Governance Framework Helps Build a Consistent and Sustainable Digital Transformation Roadmap
  • Five Main External Factors on the Organization
  • Digitalization Is an Organizational Journey
  • Five Best Practices for I40 Success


  • Modernize Corporate Cultures, and Get Stakeholder Buy-In
  • Establish Architecture Management Principles as Open as Necessary
  • Evolve Your Sourcing Management Approach to Adaptive Sourcing
  • Intensify Proactive Business Outcome Management for Tangible Results
  • Enable Project Management to Span Multiple Organizations

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