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Manage Your Foundation/Core System Investments as Products to Spur the Right Type of Innovation

Published: 06 April 2017

ID: G00324826

Analyst(s): Donna Scott , David Norton


Project thinking with a detached "run" or hosting operations has led to a plethora of systems managed for cost optimization and disconnected from business value. CIOs who apply product management techniques to core systems will benefit by optimizing for business value and strategic intent.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Manage Foundation/Core System Investments Like Products
    • Moving From Project to Product Thinking Is Difficult
  • Recognize the Three Kinds of Innovation That Mode 1 Initiatives Need
    • Mapping Bimodal Work Styles to Product Life Cycle Stage

Case Study

  • BNY Mellon's Machine Learning Project Bimodal Transition

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