1. Be at the table, not just in the room.
2. Understand the rationale for business changes so you can make appropriate technology changes.
3. A slowdown doesn’t mean a shutdown.
4. Develop a multiyear road map.
5. Be transparent about your project pipeline and priorities.
6. Don’t be an obstacle to progress.
7. Redirect resources to innovate out of a crisis.
8. Architect your environment to support divestitures and budget cuts.
9. Look for ‘gold nuggets’ during M&A due diligence.
10. Don’t wait for a crisis to make improvements.

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