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Move from Firefighter to Reliable Operator – Phase 2: Tackle the Quick Wins

In this phase, you will gain an understanding of what constitutes as a quick win and why it will help you douse the fire. A checklist of quick wins for the four pairs of...

Move from Firefighter to Reliable Operator – Phase 3: Move out of Firefighting

To move out of firefighting, you will need to deal with incidents and changes in a reactive mode.

Move from Firefighter to Reliable Operator – Phase 4: Become Proactive

The last step of the project is to become proactive, and to do this, you need to understand Event & Problem Management and Capacity & Performance Management.

Make IT a Successful Partner in M&A Integration – Phases 1-4

Organizations continue to underestimate the role of IT during M&A integration. Use the steps in this blueprint to kick-start your IT integration effort.

Make IT a Successful Partner in M&A Integration – Phase 1: Launch the Project

Get off to a head start by identifying M&A business objectives and designing the IT end-state vision accordingly.

Make IT a Successful Partner in M&A Integration – Phase 2: Conduct Discovery and Design the Technology End-State

Kick-start the discovery of each IT domain in both organizations and design the resultant state.

Make IT a Successful Partner in M&A Integration – Phase 3: Initiate Operational Imperatives and Quick-Wins

During discovery, identify operational imperatives and quick-wins to maintain business function while capturing synergies.

Make IT a Successful Partner in M&A Integration – Phase 4: Develop an Integration Roadmap

Following discovery, build an integration roadmap to achieve the technology end-state.

Become a Strategic CIO – Phases 1-4

CIOs have to act now and arm themselves with the competencies required to become a strategic business partner and earn a seat at the table with their executive peers.

Become a Strategic CIO – Phase 4: Execute

It is paramount that CIOs track and revisit their personal development. Develop a scorecard to benchmark your performance on personal development initiatives.
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