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Senior Technical Leadership Programs Underpin Critical IT Skills

Published: 06 July 2016

ID: G00309776

Analyst(s): Mark Coleman


Many CIOs plan to use service providers to fill IT skills gaps, yet forward-looking organizations are creating career paths for emerging disciplines such as cloud, analytics and data science. This research explores how CIOs can use senior technical leadership programs to drive business outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Look to IT Vendors to See How They Have Faced This Problem
  • Take Advantage of Vendorlike Processes
  • Learn From Technical Leadership Programs in Multisourced Environments
  • Begin by Identifying the IT Technical Disciplines That Are Really Critical
  • Plan the Implementation of a Senior Technical Leader Program
    • Engage HR
    • Develop Selection Criteria
    • Decide on the "Rules" of the Program
    • Assess Candidates
    • Measure the Success of Your Senior Technical Leader Program

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