In 2022, digital transformation is not just aspirational—it’s essential. Business leaders understand the need for digital transformation, but many lack trust in the methodologies and frameworks required to achieve it.
Removing Barriers to Achieving Digital Transformation
In light of increasing customer expectations, complex workflows, high demand, and the multitudes of third-party SaaS companies need to enable new efficiencies, there is no other option. It would be impossible for any company to thrive, much less grow, while still relying on manual processes or non-integrated digital tools.
Breaking down any barriers that might impede the transformation process is critical. Anything less would limit a company’s ability to compete and could impact business continuity.
Philosophically, if we know what needs to be done, we should do it. Business leaders and decision-makers are neither risk-averse nor are they the type to shy away from a challenge. So what’s the holdup?
Top Four Reasons Why Leaders Lose Trust in The Agile Methodology and Frameworks
Over the years, we have gleaned insights into what makes business leaders lose trust. Here are the top four reasons:
Inconsistencies with measuring value
Transformation does not happen overnight. Progress must be measured every step of the way to ensure value is achieved. Knowing what to measure is critical, and up-to-date data is essential to support decision-making. Companies that still rely on legacy systems cannot accurately measure value. Solution: Transparent access to accurate data through reporting or direct communication helps identify and solve problems quickly.
Absence of a governance model
Strategy is essential to the success of any plan. Without a detailed roadmap that accounts for every possible obstacle or complication along the way, the process will inevitably stall or fail. Solution: A clear, integrated, top-down roadmap is required before the process begins. The plan should include a pragmatic approach to adoption and a delivery model that aligns with the organizational culture and capabilities.
Too many disjointed digital pilot projects across the organization
Digital transformation, especially in the enterprise, is a multi-layered process. The initiatives you undertake must be within the realm of what your business is capable of, or it will fail. You’ll also need the right team. Without adequate support, projects are often abandoned when things go awry. Solution: Implementing a strategic plan that emphasizes an incremental, iterative approach ensures the best possible results. If the project gets off track, iteration allows you to refocus and get back on track quickly. Smaller steps are achievable and always lead to better outcomes.
The new era of attrition
Staffing is a problem for most companies. Even organizations with high-performing IT teams might lack specialized expertise. Plus, allocating people to a project might take time and energy away from critical day-to-day IT processes, like information security, infrastructure maintenance, and technical support, putting the company at risk. Alternately, if staff leaves in the midst of a project, it’s up to you to pick up the pieces or start over. Solution: Working with a company like Altum enables you to augment your staff with dedicated technicians who are solely focused on the task so your people can focus on what they do best.
In conclusion, digital transformation may be complex, but it is a vital and necessary process that helps organizations gain efficiency, reduce costs, and enable scale. Working with the right transformation partner helps you minimize risk and improve outcomes, ensuring you achieve the results you envision.
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