This article, the second in a series, describes deliverables and leadership actions. The process integrates lean Six Sigma and project management processes.

Your colleagues on senior staff realize that IT support is critical to meeting new regulatory requirements. They're vigilant as you step forward to deliver compliance requirements. Noncompliance is not an option. Given the severe fines aimed directly at the senior executives, you have an advantaged position. Be ready to prove that an IT leader can deliver not just compliance, but an overall competitive advantage to the enterprise. Done right, this task will earn you respect and reframe the power grid (management politics). Compliance requirements will impact budgets and scrutinize efficiency across the board. The IT strategy needs to draw the support of cross-functional teams as effectively as it addresses IT changes. It's a tall order, but worth the rewards if you can deliver the goods.

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