Charting the Course for a Success Digital Transformation, Part 2
In our previous post, Charting the Course for a Successful Digital Transformation Part 1, we introduced the “map” for a successful digital transformation journey. We also discussed the first two steps in this journey, culminating in selecting your vendor(s).
Part 2 focuses on the major implementation steps including: Initiate, Analyze, Configure, Test, and Deploy/Optimize. Read more
Charting the Course for a Successful Digital Transformation, Part 1
In today’s trying times, embarking on a new and disruptive digital transformation journey might feel like you are setting out in rough seas in a leaking rowboat. To make matters worse, you might feel that you lack a clear destination, map, or compass and are accompanied by just a few key resources that have never rowed or steered or even seen this new ocean before. You have heard the horror stories and maybe even seen firsthand some less than optimal outcomes of well-intentioned initiatives in similar organizations. Read more
Assessing the Value of IT Assessments
What are IT assessments? An IT assessment is simply a health check on a specific area or function of your IT organization. They should evaluate the current state, identify areas for improvement and create a roadmap for implementing high priority improvements. The goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT organization to create value for the overall organization. Read more
The Road to Successful IT Strategic Planning
In life, plans are good. You probably have a plan for your daily commute. In public sector agencies, IT strategic plans are necessary. IT strategic plans are the vehicle used to ensure that the Agency is optimizing how it leverages technology to create value for the Agency. They are the on ramps to arrive at short- and long-term organization objectives. But creating a strategic plan takes effort and, well, planning. In this article we take a panoramic look at the 8 steps that span a successful IT strategic planning process. Read more
Be the Change Leader Your Organization Needs
Change leaders must be developed from within their organization because there is no doubt that digital transformation (DX) has become and will continue to be a primary driver of change in organizations for the foreseeable future. DX is not about introducing a single change. Rather, it is about catalyzing continuous, potentially disruptive change that cascades throughout the organization.
True DX effects business processes and mission critical operations changing the way a company functions and thinks. It stretches across business units, departments, and functions. It comes with large capital outlays, and it represents high risk for the organization and the leadership. Read more