Drive Digital Transformation With Platform Strategies

Innovate and transform your business models with digital platforms.

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Without an understanding of the digital platform model enterprises will:

  • Struggle to remain competitive in the digital era.
  • Struggle to lead a successful DX.
  • Be unable to design and implement a successful digital platform.

Enterprises that implement the platform business model and a digital platform will:

  • Experience business model innovation (refresh/renew).
  • Succeed with DX.
  • Lay the foundation for a digital enterprise, which includes understanding the strategies, design goals, components, and culture/structure of engineering teams.
  • Design a digital platform that can lead to successful IT transformation.

Module 1: Understand Platform Business Model and Strategies

The Purpose

  • Understand existing business model, value proposition, and key assets.
  • Understand platform business model and strategies.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding the current assets helps with knowing what can be leveraged in the new business model/transformation.
  • Understanding the platform strategies can help the enterprise renew/refresh their business model.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Document the current business model along with value proposition and key assets (that provide competitive advantage).
  • Documentation of current business model along with value proposition and key assets (that provide competitive advantage).
1.2 Transformation narrative.
1.3 Platform model canvas.
1.4 Document the platform strategies in the context of the enterprise.
  • Documentation of the selected platform strategies.

Module 2: Planning for Platform Business Model

The Purpose

  • Understand transformation approaches.
  • Understand various layers of platforms.
  • Ask fundamental and evolutionary questions about the platform.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding of the transformational model so that the enterprise can realize the differences.
  • Understanding of the organization’s strengths and weaknesses for a DX.
  • Extraction of strategic themes to plan and develop a digital platform roadmap.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Discuss and document decision about DX approach and next steps.
  • Documented decision about DX approach and next steps.
2.2 Discuss and document high-level strategic themes for platform business model and associated roadmap.
  • Documented high-level strategic themes for platform business model and associated roadmap.

Module 3: Digital Platform Strategy

The Purpose

  • Understand the design goals for the digital platform.
  • Understand gaps between the platform’s capabilities and the DX strategy.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Design goals set for the digital platform that are visible to all stakeholders.
  • Gap analysis performed between enterprise’s digital strategy and platform capabilities; this helps understand the current situation and thus informs strategies and roadmaps.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Discuss and document design goals for digital platform.
  • Documented design goals for digital platform.
3.2 Discuss DX themes and platform capabilities – document the gaps.
  • Documented DX themes and platform capabilities.
3.3 Discuss gaps and strategies along with timelines.
  • DX themes and platform capabilities map.

Module 4: Digital Platform Design: Key Components

The Purpose

  • Understanding of key components of a digital platform, including technology and teams.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding of the key components of a digital platform and designing the platform.
  • Understanding of the team structure, culture, and practices needed for successful platform engineering teams.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Confirmation and discussion on existing UX/UI and API strategies.
4.2 Understanding of microservices architecture and filling of microservices canvas.
  • Filled microservices canvas.
4.3 Real-time stream processing data pipeline and tool map.
  • Documented real-time stream processing data pipeline and tool map.
4.4 High-level architectural view.
  • Documented high-level architectural view.
4.5 Discussion on platform engineering teams, including culture, structure, principles, and practices.

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