Design in digital initiatives

Design in digital initiatives

In today’s digital projects, boundaries span multiple processes that encompass multiple business elements, particularly tech elements. Have we made the needed changes to our design approach?

06/01/17

Digital success: 3 areas where you need to broaden your horizons

Digital success: 3 areas where you need to broaden your horizons

Organizations such as Allianz look far beyond the boundaries that defined traditional tech projects

04/28/17

Software wildcatting: 4 ways organizations launch wrong projects

Software wildcatting: 4 ways organizations launch wrong projects

Oil companies no longer drill in our backyards, hoping to strike oil. How come software practice is still stuck in the past?

03/30/17

Can you say what strategic outcomes your project is targeting?

Can you say what strategic outcomes your project is targeting?

To make a strategic contribution to the organization, your technology project must be specific about three categories of business outcomes.

02/28/17

Should you do program synergy differently in the digital era?

Should you do program synergy differently in the digital era?

Wherever multiple projects are involved, synergy becomes a useful goal. Synergy is about executing projects in such a way that they will together eventually generate business outcomes greater than the sum of the outcomes from their...

01/30/17

3 business risks you want to avoid when investing in tech

3 business risks you want to avoid when investing in tech

Wrong tech, recurrence and degradation are expensive mistakes regardless of whether you are considering digital or traditional tech.

12/20/16

What’s in your architecture?

What’s in your architecture?

Why the architecture has far-reaching effects and how to get it right before you invest in implementing it

11/29/16

3 signs your next project could be nonstrategic

3 signs your next project could be nonstrategic

Address these issues if tech projects must make strategic contributions.

10/28/16

How to execute tech projects like business projects

How to execute tech projects like business projects

We need to put tech projects in the business context. Here are the three steps for doing that.

09/23/16

Why the BT era is more important than the digital era

Why the BT era is more important than the digital era

Technologies and "eras" change. The only constant is the need for specific business outcomes.

08/24/16

Business or tech: Who should do strategy translation?

Business or tech: Who should do strategy translation?

Should business or tech translate strategy? Three reasons why a less obvious choice might be better.

07/29/16

How to avoid a digital strategy failure

How to avoid a digital strategy failure

Are executives using the right approach to devise a digital strategy that would guide them to invest in the right initiatives?

06/27/16

How to enable SDLC for strategy translation

How to enable SDLC for strategy translation

SDLC is not just a method for engineering. It is where strategy translation can take place. So it's critical for CIOs to ensure that their SDLC is enabled for strategy translation. We need 3 broad changes to SDLC. Make strategic...

05/23/16

2 things that determine your project’s strategic potential

2 things that determine your project’s strategic potential

Discovery and design determine whether or not your software or technology project has the potential to eventually generate strategic outcomes. If you are considering executing a project, use a discovery and design method that is...

04/27/16

Why your IT strategy may not help translate business strategy

Why your IT strategy may not help translate business strategy

Strategy translation in software practice is about ensuring strategic potential before investing in technical and business change implementation. Such a critical activity must get its inputs directly from your organization’s overall...

03/28/16

If tech implementation is not the first thing to focus on, what is?

If tech implementation is not the first thing to focus on, what is?

To execute business strategy through technology, start with a focus on strategy translation. Make the Business phase of software practice a strategy translation phase, rather than just a requirements analysis phase. Ensure that what...

02/03/16

Why the business phase of software practice needs improvement

Why the business phase of software practice needs improvement

Software practice has been continually improved. Yet, the C-suite is disappointed due to technology’s poor contribution to organizational strategic agenda. The reason: we made strategy-related improvements in IT governance, but we did...

01/11/16

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