Gartner Research

Redesigning Innovation Governance to Improve Performance

Published: 07 March 2019

ID: G00707632

Analyst(s): Research and Development Research Team


As companies become more dispersed and functions become more integrated, R&D leaders responsible for product development struggle to reduce coordination complexity that drives down innovation success. Team-centric project governance can help R&D organizations achieve better business outcomes.

Table Of Contents

Coordination Challenges in Innovation

R&D Leaders’ Actions to Improve Cross-Enterprise Coordination

Team Ownership’s Undervalued Benefit

Implementing Team-Centric Governance

Shift Stakeholders’ Role From Judge to Advisor

Establish Project Boundaries

Tailor Processes to Project Needs



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