When we work in communities we share the success and we also share the failure. One of the key messages from our member CIOs is the need to develop strong relationships with other key players in the business. When you share knowledge and approaches to technology, you can start fast, you can fail fast, but, more importantly you can succeed fast.
There is real power in harnessing the diverse skill sets from across the business when you relax the traditional boundaries. Some CIOs even have staff sitting in other departments, working alongside their colleagues to facilitate the flow of information and needs.