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How to Prepare for the New CIO's Arrival

Published: 09 May 2018

ID: G00348382

Analyst(s): Darren Topham , John MacDorman


The average turnover rate for CIOs is four to five years. Our CIO orientation guide template can help IT leaders get a new CIO up to speed and direct their early focus, while strengthening their own personal brand and credibility with the new boss.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Section A — Summarize the Current IT Operating Model
    • Performance
    • Decision Rights
    • Financials
    • Organizational Structure
    • Talent
    • Ways of Working
    • Tools
    • Places
  • Section B — Culture, Governance and Stakeholder Relationships
    • Culture
    • Governance
    • Stakeholder Relationships
  • Section C — IT Strategy
  • Section D — Activities and Commitments
  • Conclusion

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