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 outcomes the goal. Set up business-centric discovery and design. Check for strategic outcomes.
Strategy Translation 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 driven by business strategy.
Strategy Translation 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 business strategy rather than from a potentially "siloed" IT strategy.
Strategy Translation 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 you would eventually implement, deploy, and use has strategic potential.
Strategy Translation 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 not make strategy-related improvements in software practice.