Being a new CIO means doing a lot of listening and learning; but it also means realizing when changes need to be made to ensure the right pieces are in place to move forward, says Craig Richardville.
The larger the organization, the more difficult it becomes to manage IT requests and ensure initiatives align with the organization’s strategic vision. That, says CIO Tom Barnett, is where advisory councils come into play.
Even within the same organization, different facilities have different needs when it comes to go-live support, says Pamela McNutt, and leaders must have their finger on the pulse and be ready to react.
It’s time to stop thinking of CNIOs as ‘firefighters,’ and start seeing them as key figures in guiding business decisions and strategies at the highest levels, according to Tammy Jackson and Hillary Ross of Witt/Kieffer.
A technology roadmap does much more than provide direction; if executed well, it can help leaders more effectively prioritize, communication, and ensure alignment with strategic objectives, says CIO Michael Saad.