CIOs that drive IT-led business innovation need to effectively pivot an assessment of their innovation capabilities and set in motion a transformation to a sustained innovation program. Otherwise, they risk innovations that fade quickly, leading to business dissatisfaction.
- Assessing innovation capabilities – do it quick and often. Getting a quick and frequent read on innovation capabilities is the basis to drive sustained innovation.
- Don’t continuously innovate without means to harvest re-use. Innovation project deliverables must be leveraged to reap the benefits of re-use or risk being “one-shot wonders.”
- Translate innovation to improved services. Create an innovation program that underpins business service improvements with strong improvements in IT services.
- Assess aggressively. Info-Tech’s easy-to-use template for assessing IT’s innovation capabilities identifies competency gaps to fill and areas of strengths to leverage to position the CIO to be a strategic change catalyst.
- Just enough architecture. Translate prototyping initiatives into a foundation for future change through “just enough architecture” with our enterprise architecture methodology.
- Become a business innovation partner. Use Into-Tech’s innovation program tool that leverages enhanced governance, service management maturity, and organization change toolsets that position IT to be a proactive business innovation partner.
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