Digital Transformation is a prioritised and strategic approach, accounting for future plans, to implement a thorough revolution of people, processes, organisation and information to leverage the opportunities that modern technologies can bring. Both to the organisation, its customers, suppliers and society as a whole.

Understand the elements and advantages

Whether you’re an SMB, an Enterprise or a public sector agency, in the current climate Digital Transformation is imperative for all organisations. It is easy to get left behind considering the accelerative state of emerging technologies.

Significant evidence points towards technology being the overriding focus of many digital transformations. 848’s framework would suggest concentrating on the business value of your transformation and how that might be delivered or enhanced using technology.

The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation states “organisational change is the foundation of digital business transformation”.

This refers to the touchpoints the Digital Transformation covers. The cultural shift within an organisation will change the way people work, as well as the daily processes and strategies that were previously relied upon. Whilst this can present difficult challenges, they also yield the most worthwhile rewards. Businesses become more data-driven and agile, with increased efficiency and the new ability to take advantage of business opportunities.

The Gartner’s IT Market Clocks for 2016: Digital Transformation Demands Rapid IT Modernization concluded that 66% of organisations embarking on their Digital Transformation journey, expect to generate more revenue from their operations. The report also found that 39% were seeing reductions in costs, and 40% of all employees felt empowered by the digital tools implemented.  

“Strategy, not technology, drives Digital Transformation” – Deloitte.  

 

 The processes required to articulate a successful Digital Transformation, can be complex. A clear, defined strategy and roadmap is crucial in achieving an end state that meets organisational potential, user expectations and new demands. 

 

Opting to enrol an accredited vendor on the transformation journey is often the path taken by companies that have an IT department absorbed by current projects, or no IT department at all.  

 

 

Want to understand Digital Transformation further? Check out our webinar: Digital Transformation; the what, why and how!

The 848 Success Strategy!

Here at 848, we have a concise and inclusive transformation journey that we take with our clients. That framework can be summarised as;

 

Strategy > Current State > Define Future State > Prioritise > Roadmap.

 

Strategy refers to the identification of change drivers, which can be opportunities or threats. Following that, a policy is defined, and key tactics are identified.

The current state uses the 848 Architecture Framework to identify the key components and their relationships across all domains, these being; business, information, application, integration, infrastructure, security and service.

Defining the future state identifies the needs of the business that can support the its strategic aims as captured during Strategy.

Prioritise examines the actions identified to implement change. It attempts to balance cost, risk and revenue to prioritise these actions.”

The roadmap examines the actions required to implement change considering their dependencies and cohesiveness. It tries to establish work packages that have low dependency and high cohesion to mitigate risk, limit team complexity and provide simpler routes to live.

Work packages are created with draft charters and initiation documents, prioritised to achieve business driver imperatives.

 

Leveraging the 848 Architecture Framework leaves you not just with a roadmap of work packages ready to be designed or submitted to RFP, but also with an approach to architecture and knowledge transfer; introducing a new approach to organisational change.

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