Gartner Research

2016 Planning Guide for Professional Effectiveness

Published: 02 October 2015

ID: G00280474

Analyst(s): Jack Santos, John Hagerty


It's not just technical prowess that produces success or moves your career forward. There are clear trends emerging that point to nontechnical skills as key accelerators to building a successful digital business career.

Table Of Contents

Professional Effectiveness Trends

  • Digital Business Will Drive the Emergence of New Roles and Opportunities
    • New Role Example: Cloud Architect
    • Emerging Opportunity: IoT Solutions Architect
    • Planning Considerations
  • Whole Skills Development Will Accelerate as IT Roles Expand in Scope
    • Whole Skills Are Increasingly Needed by Technical Professionals
    • Planning Considerations
  • Business Will Expect Innovation, While IT Professionals Will Struggle to Innovate
    • Open Social Networks Fertilize Innovative Ground and Careers
    • Planning Considerations

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