Inspire an IT-Led Revolution

Fast-track the evolution of IT with a 100-day plan.

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Your Challenge

  • The tenure of a CIO is limited. Many CIOs are failing to make a strong impression at their organization, and many are failing to make it past the two-year mark.
  • Even successful CIOs are under pressure to meet the steadily increasing demands of the business. Satisfaction among executives regarding IT continues to be dropping steadily.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • IT leaders need to enact change and they need to do it quickly.
  • IT leaders must constantly and continuously make a positive impression on senior management demonstrating direct, visible benefits to the business.
  • There is no tolerance of complacency for the status quo.

Impact and Result

  • IT leaders, both new and existing, need to enact change and they need to do it quickly. It’s not just a transformation; they are leading a revolution – and the first rule of a revolution is speed.
  • A revolution takes time, but breaking it up into manageable, 100-day plans will focus your efforts and provide clear, measurable goals to work towards.
  • A well-executed 100-day revolution will require that you build relationships with key stakeholders, build a personalized brand statement that differentiates you within the organization, and build credibility with stakeholders by successfully executing on quick wins and tactical initiatives.

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Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should inspire an IT-led revolution, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

  1. Prepare

    Interview stakeholders and conduct a SWOT analysis, then proceed to assess leadership competencies and create a learning plan.

  2. Days 1 to 15

    Assess stakeholders and the current state of IT.

  3. Days 16 to 30

    Create a 100-day plan, identify cost-cutting opportunities, and craft a leadership brand.

  4. Days 31 to 100

    Execute on initiatives, showcase accomplishments to management, and celebrate success.

Guided Implementation icon Guided Implementation

This guided implementation is a ten call advisory process.

    Guided Implementation #1 - Prepare

  • Call #1: Introduce project steps and assess member fit.

  • Call #2: SWOT analysis and stakeholder interviews.

  • Call #3: Leadership competency assessment and discuss the first 15 days.

  • Guided Implementation #2 - Days 1-15

  • Call #1: Identify, prioritize, and engage stakeholders.

  • Call #2: Analyze the current state of IT at your organization.

  • Guided Implementation #3 - Days 16-30

  • Call #1: Discuss the vision, mission, and core values for your IT department.

  • Call #2: Identify quick wins and determine initiatives.

  • Call #3: Discuss and craft a leadership brand statement.

  • Guided Implementation #4 - Days 31-100

  • Call #1: Discuss project management best practices for execution.

  • Call #2: Gamification of quick-win initiatives and next steps.

Onsite Workshop

Module 1: Gather Information From Stakeholders

The Purpose

  • Interview stakeholders from all circles within your network.
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis based upon your findings.
  • Assess your leadership competencies to determine strengths and weaknesses.
  • Create a learning plan for your first 15 days.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Initial strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your organization are determined.
  • Leadership strengths and weaknesses are determined.
  • Learning plan for the first 15 days created.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Interview key stakeholders and perform a SWOT analysis.
  • SWOT analysis
1.2 Assess leadership competencies.
  • Leadership assessment
1.3 Create a learning plan.
  • Day 0 to 15 learning plan

Module 2: Assess Stakeholders and the Current State of IT

The Purpose

  • Identify key stakeholders at your organization and prioritize their importance.
  • Discuss different ways to engage stakeholders based on their classification.
  • Assess the current state of IT by reviewing results of CIO Business Vision.
  • Update your SWOT analysis with new findings.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Stakeholders identified and prioritized.
  • Engagement strategies for different stakeholder types determined.
  • Current state of IT at your organization assessed and SWOT updated based on new discoveries.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify, prioritize, and engage stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder assessment
2.2 Assess the current state of IT and update SWOT analysis.
  • Current state of IT assessment and updated SWOT analysis

Module 3: Develop Your 100-Day Plan

The Purpose

  • Create your next 100-day plan by developing a vision, mission, and core values for your organization.
  • Document the current and desired state of the IT department.
  • Identify quick wins and the sequence of initiatives.
  • Conduct a high-level cost benefit analysis.
  • Identify cost-cutting opportunities.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Vision and mission statement created.
  • Core values for IT determined.
  • Quick-win initiatives for your first 100 days identified, analyzed, and planned.
  • Cost-cutting opportunities identified.
  • Your next 100-day plan created.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Develop your vision, mission, and values for IT.
  • Vision and mission statement developed; core values for IT determined.
3.2 Identify quick wins and determine initiatives.
  • Quick wins and initiatives identified.
3.3 Perform high-level cost benefit analysis on quick wins.
  • Cost-benefit analysis for quick wins.
3.4 Identify cost-cutting opportunities to fund quick wins.
  • Cost-cutting opportunities identified.

Module 4: Execute Your Plan

The Purpose

  • Discuss project management best practices, monitoring, and failure symptoms.
  • Discuss gamification techniques for motivating your team.
  • Craft your leadership brand and maintain consistency.
  • Address stakeholder challenges.
  • Showcase accomplishments to management and celebrate success.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Checklist in place to ensure project management best practices are followed throughout your first 100 days.
  • Identified gamification techniques to ensure your employees execute on your 100-day plan initiatives.
  • Developed a presentation to showcase accomplishments to management.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Discuss and document project management execution best practices.
  • Project management best practices checklist
4.2 Gamify quick-win initiatives.
  • Gamification of quick-win initiatives
4.3 Craft your leadership brand.
  • Leadership brand statement
4.4 Prepare a presentation for management.
  • Management presentation

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Published: August 13, 2014
Last Revised: July 30, 2015

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