Gartner Research

Rebalancing the Technical Skills Portfolio

Published: 12 March 2019

ID: G00432558

Analyst(s): Infrastructure and Operations Research Team

Summary

There is growing concern among IT leaders about a severe imbalance between the present supply of skills and expectations of strong growth in future demand. Many IT organizations have traditionally focused staff development on narrow skill specialization rather than building a more versatile set of IT skills.

Table Of Contents

1. Make the Technical Skill Life Cycle Transparent

2. Create Paths to Technical Skill Development Using a Guild-Based Approach

3. Enable Peer Coaching

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