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For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

CEOs: Foster The Software Teams And Talents Your Firm Needs

How CEOs Should Lead The Most Important — And Perplexing — Corporate Domain

February 21, 2019


  • By John Rymer,
  • Jeffrey Hammond
  • with Christopher Mines,
  • George F. Colony,
  • Allison Vizgaitis,
  • Kara Hartig,
  • Bill Nagel

Why Read This Report

Ultimately, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders and CIOs don't hold the keys to the fast, high-quality software delivery that is so crucial to digital business success — CEOs do. Culture, organization, and metrics are the province of CEOs, and many software leaders say that cultural and organizational barriers and counterproductive metrics limit their progress. So rather than just watching from the sidelines and hoping for good results, CEOs must actively foster the software capabilities their firms need. Read this report to learn how.

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Table of Contents

  • Digital Transformation Makes Software A CEO's Concern
  • CEOs Must Support The Software Delivery Revolution
  • Challenge: Software Resists Traditional Management Techniques
  • Create A CEO And Software Leader Partnership For The Digital Era
  • Recommendations

  • Grow New Leadership Muscles To Get Vital Software
  • What It Means

  • Coming Soon: Assessments Of CEOs' Focus On Software
  • Supplemental Material
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