How Does Optimizing Your Ecosystem Reap Huge Benefits in Digital Transformation? 

Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives are so ubiquitous that any company not sponsoring one is likely in the 1 percentile. According to a Pre-Pandemic Gartner Survey, 96% of CIOs reported some form of DX initiative being funded Post-pandemic. 

Although there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach for digital transformation, D6 has successfully transformed multiple large-scale enterprises by following a similar pattern.   

In our experience, most successful digital transformations follow a 6-step process. And while no two organizations are alike, we find the framework surrounding the process to be remarkably consistent. The steps are as follow: 

  1. Assess the Current Technology State 
  1. Identify Pain Points 
  1. Define the Road Map 
  1. Execute the Road Map 
  1. Measure Results 
  1. Optimize the Ecosystem 

In this blog post, we’ll breakdown Step 3: Define the Road Map  

For those interested in a deep dive of all the steps, we invite you to download our recent whitepaper, Digital Transformation: A 6-Part Road Map to Success

Step 5 – Optimize the Ecosystem   

  • MVP implementations in DX inevitably have deferred features. For a DX to be successful, the Technology and Business teams must be aligned on both what gets deferred and when the deferred feature will be added post-MVP.  
  • In the final DX step, once the fundamental platforms are in place and are fully adopted, the Technology team will create a BAU team structure for all future work, typically based on a sprint cadence for regular ongoing releases.      
  • When budgeting for the DX, it is imperative to set aside funds for the ongoing maintenance and feature supplementation for refinement and improvement of the product immediately after the MVP launch.  
  • Again, generally, the lowest-risk approach is to work with a partner throughout the DX initiative that can provide the capacity to efficiently scale their teams accordingly.   

Constant improvement and refinement. These are the hallmarks of a healthy and productive digital ecosystem. The minute you begin to think of your digital processes as a set-it-and-forget-it type of system, you set yourself up for long term problems.  

If at the critical juncture you find yourself looking for an outside expert to help you navigate the road ahead, D6 would love to put our experience to work for you. 

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