Business Leaders Only Know One Speed. Fast.
Technology drives practically every part of the business today, introducing new opportunities for Corporate IT to create competitive advantage. But, 63% of business leaders think IT is too slow to respond to new technology opportunities.
IT must adopt a framework that enables it to quickly reallocate resources as business needs change.
Adaptive IT: A New Framework for IT Management
To maximize value in an era where technology is everywhere, IT organizations must become adaptive rather than aim for a specific end state.
IT organizations should apply 5 principles that collectively make IT "Adaptive":
Excellence Should Be Targeted:
Focus efforts in areas where IT provides comparative advantage.
Role is Context-Based:
Adopt different responsibilities based on the operating context.
Judgment Shapes Process:
Apply judgment to determine the right level of process rigor.
Speed-to-Market Comes First:
Increase the priority given to speed-to-market when making trade-offs.
Technical and Business Talent Isn't Either/Or:
Sharpen IT's technical edge and business skills in parallel.