Is it me or do you feel like everyone is restructuring their IT organization – or at least talking about it? Chatter among CIOs often turns into a debate over the merits of plan-build-run models versus demand/supply models – or any other IT model du jour. So, I was eager to get my hands on the first draft of Marc Cecere’s  presentation on “Future BT Organizational Models” that he’ll be delivering at Forrester’s IT Forum in Las Vegas (it’s next week, so I’m up to my elbows in draft presentations – reviewing our CIO analysts’ content, pushing their thinking further, and frankly reveling in all the new research). Here’s a sneak peek:

So, data confirms the water cooler buzz – IT re-orgs are hot. But while change for the sake of change may have its place in the sun, I’d argue that it’s a whole lot better to implement a change that can help solve some kind of problem. And that’s the crux of Marc’s analysis. He explores some of the new IT models (process-based, plan-build-run, demand/supply, business capability, and even more speculative models like “End User IT”) coming out of leading-edge IT shops and consulting firms. He highlights their pros and cons, and most importantly, provides a framework for picking the right model to overcome your specific challenges.
In addition to Marc’s session, Forrester’s CIO analysts have tailored several other IT Forum track sessions specifically for CIOs featuring new research, big thinking, and lots of practical advice on how to:
• Build strategies for your IT investment plans, and justify those investments to your business stakeholders.
• Adapt your IT governance to the new reality of BT.
• Build a road map to mature your demand management.
• Shape your organization model and workforce to better support IT’s changing role.
• Learn the basics of social computing – and why it really does matter to you.
The main stage will feature Forrester analyst keynotes on some of today’s biggest topics: delivering business capabilities (Alex Cullen), building your cloud computing strategy (James Staten), and using consumer technologies for business advantage (Ted Schadler). And CIOs of JetBlue Airways, Sony Electronics, Nike, and Starbucks will share their experiences in transforming their own organizations.
Don’t forget that if you’ve registered for the forum you can connect with other attendees by joining the group “Forrester’s IT Forum 2010” on LinkedIn. You can also join the conversation, whether attending or not, by searching or posting to #ITF10 on Twitter.
See you in Vegas!