The disruption of COVID-19 is driving many companies to cut their IT budgets while also trying to maintain revenue. Gartner advises that “Accelerating a move to enterprise agile and products is a high-risk, but high-reward, way to do both.”
Read this report where we believe you will understand how to respond to the pandemic if you have significant traditional project portfolios:
- Use the headcount reductions you are being asked to make as a “burning platform” to accelerate an enterprise agile transformation.
- Redeploy the people you can keep into agile product teams focused on specific business capabilities, prioritizing those aligned with particular crisis response initiatives.
- Transform major projects into product roadmaps reprioritized for the crisis response, trimming the scope of each roadmap item to the smallest change that provides the most business value.
- Make it clear to managers and specialists that those who can’t adapt to the new way of working will be prime candidates for headcount reductions.
*Gartner, Cut Costs and Adapt Quickly by Getting IT Lean in Lean Times, Bill Swanton, 4 May 2020