What is Digital Transformation?
Digital transformation is about integrating new technology into your business to fundamentally change how you operate. It engenders change across the entire organisation from business processes and customer experience through to organisational culture. The Global Centre for Digital Business Transformation defines it as “organisational change through the use of digital technologies and business models to improve performance.”
Is now the time for digital transformation?
As the COVID-19 crisis took effect, businesses rushed to deploy technology that would help their teams work remotely and continue to be effective. Much of this change involved taking systems deployed on-premise and migrating them to the cloud, allowing people to access vital systems, documents and collaboration tools from anywhere. These are classic “business transformation” projects.
As part of our Business Transformation in 90 days programme we’re running a survey to find out how organisations have had to adapt their use of technology to deal with the pandemic. Take the survey here. For every entry (up to the first 100) we will donate £5 to the fantastic Creative Computing Club who train young people in programming throughout Suffolk.
What was your biggest technology challenge during lockdown?
Technology that was once considered nice to have is going to become ever more necessary over the coming months and years. With this in mind, it is vital that organisations make the most of the investments that they have made in cloud and collaboration technologies over the last three months and build this into their future planning.
Now is the time to start thinking about the changes and investments that were made and working out how you can ensure your organisation is getting the full benefit and where you can gain added value.
Digital Transformation with IJYI
Too many people commence transformation with technology. In reality, technology is the tool to help accomplish a transformation – you must first start with the benefits and outcomes of the transformation, not the tools you require to deliver it.
At IJYI we will start with a 2-day inception workshop to drill down on the ideology, the problem which needs to be solved, or the outcome that needs to be created. This workshop helps ensure that there is a shared understanding across all key stakeholders and members of the team.
An IJYI SCRUM team will then be assembled usually comprising; a Project Manager, Business Analyst, Software Developers, Testers, UX Designers.
All of our projects are run using Agile processes, working collaboratively from requirement gathering through to build, test and deployment.
Projects are run in short sprint cycles and customers are involved in every stage, usually joining the regular team stand-ups. After each cycle there is a review stage covering lessons learnt and looking at identifying future requirements which can feed back into the process.