Are You Leveraging Your Vendors For Innovation?
Your company may be giving IT vendors more help with their innovation than your own innovation. Don't just give away great ideas. Work with your vendors to not only implement innovation in their products and services, leverage your strategic vendors to help your company's innovation and improve the value of IT to your business. A few months ago the author shared some thoughts about recognizing innovation within your IT organization. The basic suggestion in that paper was to leverage your IT teams service management and program management practices to identify and measure innovation that might otherwise be missed. The author somewhat jokingly suggested that IT leaders need to "Look under their own noses" and applies practices for real time and retrospective recognition of innovation.