WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
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Large #digital #technology projects often bust their budget by 200% but #agile #cloud #servicesArchitecture can help keep things on track says @McKinsey #makesSense

Large #digital #technology projects often bust their budget by 200% but #agile #cloud #servicesArchitecture can help keep things on track says @McKinsey #makesSense | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

However, an unwillingness to admit—or the inability to realize—that the issues are more complex and require more work than anticipated means that problems continue and often get worse. The research is quite clear on this point. Early cost and schedule overruns end up, on average, much worse in most programs, often costing twice as much as anticipated—and that’s despite the interventions of program leaders (see Exhibit 2 for an example analysis).

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WHY IT MATTERS: this post highlights 6 key elements of successful technology projects. They include agile, cloud and service architecture. No surprise. What is interesting is that they can even prevent projects from busting their budget by 200%, which seems to be the "track record of comparable programs" according to McKinsey... #sad

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How to Prepare for and Respond to Business Disruptions After Aggressive Cyberattacks via @Gartner - hoping you never have to use this

How to Prepare for and Respond to Business Disruptions After Aggressive Cyberattacks via @Gartner - hoping you never have to use this | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Global boardroom awareness of the increased scale and sophistication of cyberattacks, and their financial and reputational impact, has skyrocketed. To improve response and recovery, security and risk management leaders must align business continuity management with cybersecurity incident response.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a good overview of what to do when you suffer a cyber attack.

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A #technology transformation approach that works from @McKinsey stresses the importance of a business-driven #CIO role #digitalTransformation

A #technology transformation approach that works from @McKinsey stresses the importance of a business-driven #CIO role #digitalTransformation | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Acting on this understanding, the CIO partnered with business leaders to design a new model for how business and technology would partner. That included, for example, creating a single “point of entry” for any technology requests and frequent meetings to jointly review and prioritize them. Each month, they reviewed the tech road map against the business strategy. One result was the creation of a fast track for product requests that didn’t require significant work, a simple solution to the previous monolithic development process that every request had to go through.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this framework can help redefine the IT organization and the role of the CIO, so that IT projects become business-driven tech projects, not just technology foundations and infrastructure waiting for business projects to use them.

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Emerging Technology Roadmap by Gartner provides one diagram to visualize 200 #technology categories in use in midsize organizations HT @TechnoRousseau for the reference

Emerging Technology Roadmap by Gartner provides one diagram to visualize 200 #technology categories in use in midsize organizations HT @TechnoRousseau for the reference | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Gartner's Emerging Technology Roadmap provides a peer-based view of how organizations plan to adopt technologies over a 12- to a 24-month time period. CIOs and IT leaders at midsize enterprises can use this infographic to benchmark their adoption plans with their peers and to review key adoption trends. Analysis of this year’s adoption plans revealed seven key trends across three themes — remote work, productivity and operations.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: I like visuals like these to play a game with my CIO colleagues. It goes like this:

1- print the chart in B&W

2- have CIO circle which technologies they have deployed in their organization

3- show the diagram in color and spot

3.1- the red dots they have circled

3.2- the green dots they hav *not* circled

4- guess how much time and $$ you need to align to the chart

5- have a chat about enterprise architecture and digital strategic planning ;-)

Enjoy the game!

 

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6 fundamental shifts in data architecture to drive innovation- they look so simple yet they are very difficult to implement via @McKinsey

6 fundamental shifts in data architecture to drive innovation- they look so simple yet they are very difficult to implement via @McKinsey | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

An agile approach to overhauling data architecture improves speed, flexibility, and innovation.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: data is the fuel for digital transformation. Changing the data architecture of organizations to support real-time quality data requires a number of fundamental changes that often requires changes in infrastructure, legacy systems and more importantly, governance and user behavior.

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A Blueprint for a Post-Pandemic #CIO Playbook

A Blueprint for a Post-Pandemic #CIO Playbook | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Anticipating a Post-Pandemic World In the last week we've seen the first glimmer of light of what will eventually become the full arrival of a post-pandemic operating environment. It will be a brave-new reopening world -- and a notably different and rapidly changing one -- that the CIOs of most organizations will have to quickly and effectively adapt to in order to ensure the survival, renewal, and regrowth of their organizations. Not the least because CIOs are now required to help lead business strategy today.

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WHY IT MATTERS:  good insights into post pandemic activities from the viewpoint of CIOs.

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Companies will NOT return to "normal" after covid-19. CIOs will be expected to be creative beyond cost-cutting & drive many of the post crisis changes as #technology from videoconferencing to eComm...

Companies will NOT return to "normal" after covid-19. CIOs will be expected to be creative beyond cost-cutting & drive many of the post crisis changes as #technology from videoconferencing to eComm... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

It’s already clear that CIOs during the coronavirus outbreak are playing a central role in navigating the crisis, even as companies grapple with the implications.

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WHY IT MATTERS: CIOs will play a big role after the crisis. This article from McKinsey states key elements (skip the obvious and go to #7 to #10) to help them be creative beyond cost-cutting & drive many of the post crisis changes as #technology from videoconferencing to eCommerce become essential.

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Gartner Critical Capabilities for IT Service Management #ITSM lays the ground for core tools that should be in every #CIO toolkit

Gartner Critical Capabilities for IT Service Management #ITSM lays the ground for core tools that should be in every #CIO toolkit | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

ITSM tools enable infrastructure and operations leaders to deliver and support IT services. To select the appropriate tool, I&O leaders must map their organizations’ I&O maturity levels and associated functional demands to ITSM product capabilities.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: IT management tools are evolving and this report from gartner provides a list of key solutions on the market as well as some of the basic, intermediate and advanced use cases where they should be used. Part of the toolkit of any good CIO.

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Assessment of the current state of Enterprise Architecture survey fails to make the case for #EA IMHO: it simply repeats formulas that have failed in recent years - Yet I remain convinced that #EA ...

Assessment of the current state of Enterprise Architecture survey fails to make the case for #EA IMHO: it simply repeats formulas that have failed in recent years - Yet I remain convinced that #EA ... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A global survey on Enterprise Architecture. Topics include IT Complexity, the evolution and scope of current EA practices, and the tangible benefits of investing in higher EA maturity.

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: a survey conducted by LeanIX, an EA tool maker, conducted mostly on IT and EA professionals, is thus very biaised. Nevertheless the results are interesting. As an EA practionner of 20 years, I know EA can bring value if 2 conditions are met

1- business should lead EA, not the CIO

2- EA is a community, not a business unit or a group within IT

More on this view later, stay tuned...

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How to Manage Product Information for Digital Commerce #eBook

How to Manage Product Information for Digital Commerce #eBook | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Now is the time to empower effective change in your business. Eighty-eight percent of shoppers say they rely on digital product content to decide where to buy. The technology systems of the past cannot keep pace with the detailed, personalized, and contextualized experience consumers demand. The role of information technology is undergoing significant shifts.
This ebook outlines a new approach to product information management: combing true agility and necessary data governance. Product data is a key component of the consumer experience. Static data will leave your business behind in the emerging market of tomorrow. To adapt to digital commerce, businesses must re-evaluate their current ecosystems and update their approach to product information management.
- How to balance the increasing need for both data quality and data agility
- The technology required to drive internal efficiency and grow sales and market share on the digital shelf
- A step-by-step process to empower business users without sacrificing data governance
- A set of questions to help assess whether your organization’s needs will be met by any new system

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WHY IT MATTERS: 3 key data domains should be top of any company's EA priority list: client, orders and products. This ebook sheds some light onto key processes and technologies required to manage product data centrally.

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The Forrester Wave on Enterprise Architecture Management Suites reminds us that EA tools change but inherent problems of EA remain...

The Forrester Wave on Enterprise Architecture Management Suites reminds us that EA tools change but inherent problems of EA remain... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

In our 35-criterion evaluation of enterprise architecture management suites (EAMS) providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Ardoq, Atoll Technologies, Avolution, BiZZdesign, BOC Group, LeanIX, MEGA International, Orbus Software, Planview, QPR Software, Software AG, and UNICOM Systems — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs.

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WHY IT MATTERS: enterprise architecture remains a great idea with awful delivery IMHO.

Great idea because most organizations do not have a complete high level view of their organizations from a business, data, application and technology in order to drive governance and security and manage project portfolio priorities.

Awful delivery because most EA groups tends to isolate themselves in ivory towers, with hard to define value and limited deliverables.

EA tools, in the same vein, have traditionally been bloated versions of difficult to maintain and often stale information, the main issue not being the software but the content and its maintenance...

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CIOs should think like #startups and industrialize business innovation if they want to stay relevant via @Deloitte

CIOs should think like #startups and industrialize business innovation if they want to stay relevant via @Deloitte | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

​As technology transforms how business is done, innovation has become a strategic imperative. CIOs can play a leading role in driving and industrializing technology-led innovation.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a very good article that highlights the CIOs goals to stay relevant with regards to innovation but that there is a lot of work ahead of them. Getting help from the outside is a must it seems because of many limitations within their own teams.

I wrote about ways that CIOs can stay relevant here: 

http://fmcs.digital/blog/top-technologies-for-digital-disruption-hints-that-cios-should-act-more-like-venturecapitalists/

http://fmcs.digital/blog/the-first-100-days-of-a-new-cio-nine-steps-for-wiring-in-success-via-mckinsey/

http://fmcs.digital/blog/understanding-the-strategic-value-of-it-in-ma-via-mckinsey-cio-ma-digitaltransformation/

http://fmcs.digital/blog/who-owns-digital-transformation-according-to-a-new-survey-its-not-the-cio/

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Innovation should now be a core driver of organizations.

 

I find the following interesting, should more be invested?:
"Seventy-two percent of CIOs say projects that generate revenue or focus on innovation and emerging technology are the most appealing to CEOs and executive leadership, but only 18 percent of technology budgets are spent on these types of projects."

Kayleigh H Barnes's curator insight, June 13, 2019 5:02 PM
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10 digital transformation must-reads from @HBR

10 digital transformation must-reads from @HBR | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Some IT leaders are growing weary of the phrase “digital transformation.” Find here 10 articles on the subject to help grasp some wisdom:

1. How Landauer CIO built a revenue-generating mindset in IT

2. SunTrust CIO's formula for speed relies on cloud, DevOps

3. Increasing IT’s speed: 3 levers CIOs can use

4. Teaching IT to embrace change: 9 execs share advice

5. Matson CIO: The most painful, gut-wrenching part of leading transformation

6. How hybrid cloud aids digital transformation

7. Budgeting smarts for digital transformation: 4 tips

8. Digital transformation: 3 strategies to manage change

9. Digital transformation: 5 principles for the retail industry

10. What absolutely won’t work when it comes to digital transformation

Farid Mheirs insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: a collection of articles on digital transformation by CIOs. Their insight is interesting because they have been at the forefront of the transformation from day one and have to have a cross-functional view of the organization, making their insights even more global and wide-ranging.

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