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Leadership Development Module 4, Chapter 1: Strategic Workforce Planning: Take the Long View

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00300770

Analyst(s): Diane Morello


Why does one IT leader succeed while another one fails, when both have sound projects and smart people? One reason is the ability to place the right people in the right positions at the right time to meet business goals. Long-view workforce planning will help.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Justifying the Need for Workforce Planning
  • Why Must CIOs Care About Workforce Planning?
  • What Is the Scope of IT Workforce Planning?
  • Workforce-Related Risk: How to Identify the Symptoms
    • Misfit Roles, Competencies, Knowledge and Skills
    • Failure to Engage and Refresh Qualified People
    • Sourcing Chaos
  • Workforce-Related Risk: How to Mitigate It
    • Resource Management
    • Workforce Reconfiguration
    • Workforce Change Management
  • Final Recommendations

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