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For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

How To Become A BT Leader — And Leave IT Order-Taking Behind

Three Cases Show The Path To App Delivery's High-Value Career Choices

August 16, 2011


  • By Phil Murphy,
  • John R. Rymer
  • with Mike Gilpin,
  • Alissa Anderson

Why Read This Report

How application development and delivery professionals serve the business is changing, calling for new delivery methods, organizational models, roles, and processes. The change: App delivery pros must now help business leaders define IT capabilities to drive business strategies and must either create or broker delivery of those capabilities. Providing excellent IT project execution and predictable IT utilities has become table stakes. Three case studies illustrate the paths that app delivery organizations will follow as they make the transition from IT order-takers to business technology (BT) leaders.

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Table of Contents

  • Prepare To Adapt: The Shift From IT To BT Changes Your Value And Mission
  • Gauge Your Aspirations, Starting Place, And Pace Of Change
  • The Four "Must-Do" Initiatives On Your Path To BT

  • Chart Your Position In The New World Order Before It Charts You

  • Deep Technology Career Paths May Lie With Larger Service Providers
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