As soon as the IT Leader in a mid-sized organization understands their critical role for kick-starting Digital Transformation (DX), the next question for many is: which project is a good starting point to get the ball rolling?
One of our IT Leader Mastermind groups recently tackled this question. Here is a summarised version of the outcomes.
IT Leaders are programmed to see every change in terms of a project.
Unfortunately, at the beginning DX is first and foremost about mind-set changes and culture and not so much about technology.
The first actual project only comes a few steps down the line, well after understanding the current Digital Readiness of the organisation and identifying some fellow “Digital Mavericks” that will join the journey.
When it is time to select the actual project, focus on sizeable quick-wins (implementation time less than 3 months start-to-finish) where success can easily be measured in business terms.
It is this last requirement that can be especially daunting for the usually technically-minded IT leader found in most mid-sized businesses.
Business Agility Coach | Abundance Thinker | Helping Mid-Market Companies Evolve by Using the Kanban Methodology - As trained Industrial Engineer with close on 25 years' experience as IT Professional and Business Executive in the mid-market IT industry, Mathias Tölken loves to share his experiences and expertise with others.
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