What Is Digital Transformation?
What It Is
Digital Transformation is the process of using technology to create new ways of working, focused on value delivery to customers and meeting ever-changing business and market needs. It involves all areas of a company, not just the IT department, and goes beyond just technology solutions. When done well, Digital Transformation also includes culture change within a company so these new ways of working last long-term.
What Does It Look Like.
Who Does It Impact?
A Digital Transformation is an exciting process of taking your business to the next level of productivity.
An easy way to show early success is to identify manual tasks your employees regularly do and estimate the time it takes to do these. Then look at the time and cost savings if those tasks were to be automated. This simple automation can be a first step in a larger digital transformation.
Look for a relatively small project that might involve automating some manual tasks and provides an opportunity to imagine new workflows for greater efficiency. With this information in mind, an Intertech representative can help you determine if this is a potential digital transformation opportunity, as well as additional items to consider.
Show your leaders the work you’ve done to identify potential business efficiency gains through a digital transformation and the solutions we have come up with together. This will begin the shift from on the fence, to digital transformation. Once they see what you have initiated, there is no way to stop the momentum. Remember, it takes good communication and often an initial project to show the tangible benefits.
What Is The Difference Between A Digital Transformation And An Agile Transformation?
Both Digital Transformations and Agile Transformations involve process change and looking at work from a customer perspective.
An Agile Transformation is focused on equipping teams to deliver the best product or service for your customer, typically through implementing a specific methodology like Scrum. This type of transformation often begins with one or two pilot teams, and then extends to other areas of an organization.
A Digital Transformation begins with the understanding that the entire organization will be involved in the change effort. In a Digital Transformation there is an emphasis on creating new processes for improved efficiency and paying close attention to the company culture every step of the way.
While there is some overlap between these two approaches, they are somewhat different in what they focus on. Companies who want to achieve the greatest results will leverage Agile principles and values as part of their Digital Transformation effort. At Intertech we have experience in both areas and can guide you on your transformation journey.