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Design a Customer-Centric Digital Operating Model

Putting the customer at the center of digital transformation.

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  • Asad Joheb, Payment Strategy and Business Architecture, TD Bank
  • Djamel Djemaoun Hamidson, Senior Enterprise Architect & Strategist, CBC Radio-Canada
  • Gerry Akkerman, Director, Business Technology Planning, TransLink
  • Maneesh Gidwani, Chief Information Officer, Florida Ice and Farm Company
  • Rob Church, Head of Enterprise Architecture, TransLink
  • Simon Lee, Innovation Lead, Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Your Challenge

  • Uncoordinated efforts for initiatives within organizational siloes fail to address the end-to-end customer journeys.
  • Organization lacks guidance on establishing a new operating model around customer journeys.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Improving customer satisfaction at individual touchpoints does not translate into enhanced experience for an end-to-end customer journey.
  • A new operating model around customer journeys must be established for success.
  • An organization with the traditional structure and the legacy processes and technology must first learn from redesigning a few critical journeys as lighthouse initiatives before scaling.

Impact and Result

  • Sustainable increase in customer satisfaction over end-to-end journeys.
  • Increase in critical KPIs associated with journeys, e.g. time-to-resolution for a classic “I resolve” journey.
  • Increase in satisfaction for employees associated with journeys.
  • Faster time-to-market for new features: from yearly to monthly or even biweekly releases.

Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should care about end-to-end customer journeys and not individual touch points, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Which journeys should I transform first?

Identify and prioritize critical journeys for your organization.

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is an eight call advisory process.

Guided Implementation #1 - Which journeys should I transform first?

Call #1 - Introduction to framework.
Call #2 - Identification of critical journeys.
Call #3 - Prioritization of journeys.

Guided Implementation #2 - Which teams are right for transformation?

Call #1 - Identification of team’s roles, responsibilities, and reporting structure.
Call #2 - Identification of relevant KPIs for lighthouse and discussion on KPI-based incentive structure.

Guided Implementation #3 - Which critical processes and governance structure are required for the team?

Call #1 - Discussion on Agile delivery model: design boot camp to frequent releases into market.
Call #2 - Discussion on journey mapping.
Call #3 - Discussion on processes: VC-style budgeting, backlog prioritization, etc.

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Module 1: Which Journeys Should I Transform First?

The Purpose

  • Identify the core journeys within the organization.
  • Prioritize the journey set.
  • Select one or two journeys as lighthouse.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Informed decision on lighthouse selection.
  • Draft roadmap with broader journey set that acts as a “north star” for future transformation efforts.




Identify critical journeys.

  • Taxonomy of journeys.

Prioritize journeys.

  • One or two journeys identified for lighthouse initiatives.
  • Roadmap with broader journey set.

Module 2: Which Team Is Right for Transformation?

The Purpose

  • Identify the right composition of the team, including roles and responsibilities.
  • Establish reporting structure and incentives for the team.
  • Identify the skills required for lighthouse.
  • Create a training plan.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Defined set of roles and responsibilities.
  • Aligned reporting and incentive structure.
  • Plan to address skill gap within the team.




Assign cross-functional, autonomous teams.

  • Multidisciplinary team structure, including roles and responsibilities for lighthouse.
  • Advisory council structure, including its decision-rights and responsibilities.

Identify talent and skills.

  • Skills for lighthouse.
  • Talent acquisition roadmap.

Create reporting structure and incentive plan.

  • Reporting structure for lighthouse.
  • Relevant KPIs for lighthouse.
  • Incentive structure of team based on KPIs.

Identify training plan.

  • Training curriculum.

Module 3: Which Critical Processes and Governance Structure Are Required for the Team?

The Purpose

  • Establish critical processes and governance structure required for the team.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Right-sized processes and governance structure for the team.




Agile delivery model.

  • Understanding of Agile methodology through a simulation.
  • Introduction to journey mapping.

VC-style budgeting.

  • Budgeting process.

Proactive change management.

  • Change management process.

Backlog and roadmap prioritization.

  • Backlog and roadmap prioritization process.

Management through KPIs.

  • Management processes based on metrics and real-time operational reports.

Frequent customer feedback.

  • Mechanisms for soliciting stakeholder feedback.

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