Holding your nerve while going through digital transformation projects appears to be crucial.
Anyone involved in even the most simple of IT projects will know that things don’t always go as smoothly as planned. So, when a large-scale business transformation project in both the public and private sector has been decided upon, there are many points which can ease the pain…
It’s very common that once a project has been launched, executives see unintended benefits and seek to maximise those at the expense of the wider project. To avoid this, plan the required activities in detail but always focus on the key aims.
There will be a need for significant investment both in skilled staffing and new equipment. Also be prepared for the likely dip in performance of the business as it currently stands. Have deep pockets!
Many projects are undertaken in the “working environment”, so it is ideal for those involved in the transformation project to be able to work both together and separately. They must be able to develop the new processes and systems using a full-scale, production-ready environment, using a multitude of cloud services, partners and connections.
IT teams are always facing pressures and to load further objectives onto them will inevitably drive both the staff and the transformation project toward a grinding halt. Also, don’t under-estimate the complexity of the project, listen to your experts and go and find other examples of where transformation has taken place. Make sure you have the capacity for change.
An open and positive mind
Business leaders need to “walk with their eyes on the horizon” even when the temptation to look down on the day to day becomes increasingly strong. A project may seem to be either not delivering the benefits or to be enacted much slower than had been anticipated. Remember, walk and don’t run – take your time, it will be worth it.
For businesses that can adapt the radical mindset-shift that digital transformation demands, the future is full of exciting potential, despite its evolving nature.
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