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CIOs Can Use the Run-Grow-Transform Model to Align IT Functions and Roles to Strategic Business Priorities

Published: 10 August 2017

ID: G00325938

Analyst(s): Lily Mok , Debra Curtis, Suzanne Adnams


CIOs are making significant adjustments to the IT organization to respond to digital business demands. The run-grow-transform model provides CIOs with an established framework for aligning IT functional areas to address strategic objectives.

Table Of Contents



  • Apply Run-Grow-Transform in the Context of the Current Business and I&T Strategies to Identify Priorities for IT Capability and Resource Planning
  • Map the Core IT Functions Essential for Delivering Differentiated Strategic RGT Priorities to Identify Functional Shortfalls or Gaps
    • Run — Operate and Maintain
    • Grow — Enhance and Expand
    • Transform — Innovate and Drive
  • Identify the Current and Projected IT Roles Required to Support the Business Expectations of RGT
    • Redefine Role Expectations
    • Redesigning Roles

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