How Much Do You Actually Know About The Future Of Your IT Organization?

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How Much Do You Actually Know About The Future Of Your IT Organization?

Is your IT organization ready for the future? Take the quiz to find out. Then read our recent blogs for pointers on how your organization can be preparing, evolving and adapting to meet the new wave of IT. (Scroll to start!)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    IT organizations should be set up:
    • A. 

      Like armies, where the battlefield is large scale IT organizational sea change.

    • B. 

      With large-scale project environments in mind, separate from the business side.

    • C. 

      Where IT is set up side-by-side with their respective business partners.

  • 2. 
    Project management should be at the core of the organization and projects should be discretely funded.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    If you don't work in an IT consulting firm, chances are, your job isn't actually IT.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Tomorrow's IT integrator must:
    • A. 

      Understand the business you support – sit in the same meetings, be in the game.

    • B. 

      Anticipate requirements and pitfalls when business change happens – solve problems before they become problems.

    • C. 

      Identify opportunities to improve along the way – add value, propose solutions to increase productivity before asked.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above. Those responsibilities should fall to the business side.

  • 5. 
    Organizational goals should be:
    • A. 

      Kept separate between the IT team and the business side. IT goals can't always be measured in terms of business outcomes.

    • B. 

      Integrated so that the IT team can share the pain and the successes as the business units do.

  • 6. 
    When it comes to customer focus:
    • A. 

      Since corporate IT organizations are providing a supportive service to supply chain, finance, sales, etc., they need to be customer focused.

    • B. 

      The IT team should be kept separate from customer focus so that it can stay connected to the technology going in, rather than user opinions coming out.

  • 7. 
    In regards to project managers and creatives (aka, problem solvers):
    • A. 

      You should buy both for your IT organization.

    • B. 

      You should rent both.

    • C. 

      You should buy dedicated project managers and rent the creatives.

    • D. 

      You should rent dedicated project managers and buy the creatives.

  • 8. 
    When it comes to developers/configurers and testers/do-ers:
    • A. 

      You should buy both for your IT organization.

    • B. 

      You should rent both.

    • C. 

      You should rent the developers/configurers, buy the testers/do-ers.

    • D. 

      You should buy the developers/configurers, rent the testers/do-ers.