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China Summary Translation: 'Cut Costs by Getting IT Lean in Lean Times'

Published: 27 May 2016

ID: G00304052

Analyst(s): Tina T. Tang, Bill Swanton


CIOs and IT leaders in regions and industries that are struggling economically are getting the memo that says — "Cut the IT budget by 15%, but still get critical digital business initiatives implemented." Accelerating your move to enterprise agile is a high-risk, but high-reward way to do both.

Table Of Contents



Cut Costs by Getting IT Lean in Lean Times

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Using Head Count Reductions as a Burning Platform
  • Redeploy IT Positions Into Agile Teams
  • Trim Management Ranks, Redeploy Staff Positions, and Train Teams to Be Agile
  • Trim the Scope of Every Delivery to the Smallest Change That Provides Business Value
  • Accept That Many Managers and Specialists Are Prime Candidates for Head Count Reductions

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