So much of this is off the mark, I must disagree with your comment
Items 1,2,3 of the `manifesto` would be a given in any enterprise. Item 4, is pap, as most incentives are already baked in. The incentive picked for next year, was a multiyear project with a 80% certainty of being completed in the target year.
#6 define that one. It could apply to anything.
#1,3,8 like duh.
#2 is a subtle joke. Most IT shops are a cost center in the enterprise. IT shops improve bottom line by reducing the expense line.
#7 is in conflict with #5. One of the sole powers that a CIO has is the ability to terminate funding.
#12 does not fit a reality of many businesses that are required by law to do so from regulatory bodies. And in the present American enterprise of any size that means darn near everyone.
Finally, like always, Gartner is thinking in terms that the IT shop is in total control of its environment. The reality is few if any shops are. I can take you to enterprises where the spending for IT related items/projects are as big as the IT shop itself.
If Gartner wanted to add value then they ought to define how most IT shops being a cost center are transformed into revenue generators so that they end up on the left side of the ledger. They won't of course, because they don't know how and never have. Gartner has long outlived its usefulness in being a guiding light. They have been stating the obvious for over a decade.
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