Assert IT’s Relevance During Digital Transformations

Don’t become the next VP of electricity.


Please note that the content on this page is retired. This content is not maintained and may contain information or links that are out of date.

Without an understanding of IT’s role in digital and a plan to execute that role:

  • The CIO loses out on the digital domain to other organizational leaders as IT gets pushed into a support role to “keep the lights on.”
  • Digital initiatives do not achieve their full potential, meaning the business loses a competitive advantage to companies that do involve IT in digital.

With an understanding of IT’s role in digital and a plan to execute that role:

  • There is a concrete and clear plan of how IT is going to contribute to digital and why.
  • The business understands the value IT adds to digital and is more willing to accept requests for additional resources.

Book Your Workshop

Onsite Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn’t enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our Project Workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a road map in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Create a Digital Definition

The Purpose

  • Create a common definition of digital so that the organization can work toward common goals.
  • Define IT’s role in digital to find out how IT should contribute to those goals.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • The foundation for IT to deliver business value through digital is set up.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review digital strategy.
1.2 Discuss definition of digital.
  • Definition of digital for your organization
1.3 Determine IT’s digital role.
  • IT’s role in digital
1.4 Clarify IT’s digital goals.

Module 2: Understand the Current State

The Purpose

  • Gauge where the IT organization currently stands in relation to digital.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Provides an assessment of the current state in terms of digital capabilities, initiatives, and skills.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Review the results from the business context tool.
  • Documented business context
2.2 Identify current state capabilities.
  • Current state IT capabilities
2.3 Identify current state initiatives.
  • Current state IT initiatives
2.4 Identify current state skills.

Module 3: Define the Target State

The Purpose

  • Define how IT will execute its role in digital to deliver business value.
  • Clearly understand where IT needs to go by defining the target state IT capabilities.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identifies and documents, at a high level, IT’s target state in digital.
  • The list of target state capabilities defines in more detail and clarity how the target state will look.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Further review IT’s digital goals.
3.2 Identify target state capabilities.
  • Target state IT capabilities
3.3 Map current initiative to target state capabilities.
  • Current initiative map
3.4 Identify missing digital skills.

Module 4: Bridge the Gap and Build the Roadmap

The Purpose

  • Identify the gaps between the current and target states, and brainstorm initiatives to address the gaps.
  • Build a communication plan to get buy-in from the business.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identifies the projects needed to reach the target state.
  • Describes how the projects support IT capabilities, IT goals, and the business context.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Analyze capability gap.
  • Gap analysis
4.2 Identify new initiatives.
4.3 Create initiative profiles.
  • Initiative profiles
4.4 Prioritize initiatives.
4.5 Build roadmap.
  • IT’s digital roadmap
4.6 Build communication plan.
  • Communication plan
Visit our Exponential IT Research Center
Over 100 analysts waiting to take your call right now: 1-519-432-3550 x2019