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Accelerate Digital Transformation With a Digital Factory

Create successful stand-alone centers of excellence for a digital world.

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Without a well-designed digital factory, organizations:

  • Struggle to remain competitive in the digital era.
  • Struggle to lead to successful digital transformation.
  • Struggle to make the existing digital factory work better.

A well-designed digital factory helps organizations:

  • Improve time to market.
  • Achieve success with digital transformation.
  • Deliver new and innovative products and services to customers.
  • Attract and retain top talent.

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Module 1: Build the case

The Purpose

  • Understand and gather data and stats for factors impacting digital transformation.
  • Develop a narrative for the digital factory.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identification of key pain points and data collected
  • Narrative to support the digital factory

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Understand the importance and urgency of digital transformation (DX).
  • Identification of factors that hamper DX
1.2 Collect data and stats on the progress of DX initiatives.
  • Data and stats on progress of DX
1.3 Identify the factors that hamper DX and tie them to data/stats.
  • Narrative for the digital factory
1.4 Build the narrative for the digital factory (DF) using the data/stats.

Module 2: Lay the foundation

The Purpose

  • Discuss the factors that impact the success of establishing a digital factory.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A solid understanding and awareness that successful digital factories have clarity of purpose, organizational support, and sound leadership.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Discuss
  • DF purpose and mission statements
2.2 Discuss what organizational support the digital factory will require and align and commit to it.
  • Alignment and commitment on organizational support
2.3 Discuss reference models to understand the dynamics and the strategic investment.
  • Understanding of competitive dynamics and investment spread
2.4 Discuss leadership for the digital age.
  • Develop the profile of a digital leader

Module 3: Design the operating model (part 1)

The Purpose

  • Understand the fundamentals of the operating model.
  • Understand the gaps and formulate the strategies.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Design of structure and organization
  • Design of culture aligned with organizational goals
  • Management practices aligned with the goals of the digital factory

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Discuss structure and organization and associated organizational pathologies, with focus on hierarchy and silos, size and complexity, and project-centered mindset.
  • Organizational design in the context of identified pathologies
3.2 Discuss the importance of culture and its impact on productivity and what shifts will be required.
  • Cultural design for the DF
3.3 Discuss management for the digital factory, with focus on governance, rewards and compensation, and talent management.
  • Management practices and governance for the digital factory
  • Roles/responsibilities for governance

Module 4: Design the operating model (part 2)

The Purpose

  • Understand the fundamentals of the operating model.
  • Understand the gaps and formulate the strategies.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Discuss agile teams and the roles for DF
  • Environment design that supports productivity
  • Understanding of existing and new platforms

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Discuss teams and various roles for the DF.
  • Roles for DF teams
4.2 Discuss the impact of the environment on productivity and satisfaction and discuss design factors.
  • Environment design factors
4.3 Discuss technology and tools, focusing on existing and future platforms, platform components, and organization.
  • Platforms and technology components
4.4 Discuss design of meaningful metrics and KPIs.
  • Meaningful metrics and KPIs
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