IDC PeerScape: Leading in 3D — Practices for Integrating Digital Innovation Groups with Traditional IT Operations

IDC PeerScape: Leading in 3D — Practices for Integrating Digital Innovation Groups with Traditional IT Operations

This IDC study provides a set of best practices and actionable advice for CIOs and senior IT managers as they embrace digital transformation (DX) as part of a changing business model. It lays out the advantages of reorganizing IT to operate at multiple speeds and discusses the importance of integrating the work of internal innovation groups with classic IT practices and processes. By adopting these practices recommended by their peers, CIOs and senior managers will:Build greater agility and business responsiveness into existing IT organizations.Understand the value of creating an "internal start-up" atmosphere for digital innovation that also supports collaboration with traditional IT and business groups.See the benefits of cross-functional weekly DX team meetings in resolving problems, making speedier decisions, and sustaining business partnerships. Infuse the IT organization with key digital skills through outside partnerships and talent acquisition.This study focuses on Leading in 3D, Innovation Strategies, and Leadership Transformation."Unlike the major technology shifts of the past two decades, digital transformation is truly a team sport that must recruit players from all parts of the business," says Maryfran Johnson, adjunct research analyst with IDC's Research Network. "CIOs who embrace innovation must take a leadership role in creating a digital ecosystem that accelerates their businesses into the future."

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In This Study
Situation Overview
Practice 1: Establish a Weekly Cross-Functional DX Team Meeting to Resolve Problems Quickly and Reinforce Collaboration
Practice 2: Create a Separate Physical Space for Digital Innovation, But Diversify the Teams with a Mix of Enterprise IT and Business Skills
Practice 3: Import Additional Technology Skills and Domain Expertise into IT Through Vendor Partnerships, Start-Up Acquisitions, or New Talent Hires
Practice 4: Reorganize IT to Operate at Multiple Speeds, Mixing Enterprise Skills with New Digital Capabilities
Future Outlook
Summary of Practices
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