What We Need in Our Programme Manager

Programme management involves the coordinated organisation, direction and implementation of a dossier of projects and transformation activities to deliver outcomes and benefits relating to an organisation’s strategic objectives. But for years, Programme Management has been confused with Project Management, and the terms have been used both flippantly and interchangeably, which…

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Digital Business Transformation Tools

Executives striving to remain competitive in the digital economy need to invest more in digital business transformation tools and capabilities. Digital business transformation tools are the digital economy equivalent of more traditional operational tools that have served technology and business leaders well over the last two decades. ITIL, CMMI, COBIT,…

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Business Transformation Management with BTM²

The Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM²) is a four-phase holistic and integrated business transformation management methodology developed by SAP Business Transformation Services and their extended network of academic and business partners throughout the world. This post serves as an introduction to an intensely documented approach to holistic business transformation management, which addresses…

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The Digital Finance Imperative For CFOs

Leading CFOs who provide the tools and the acumen to architect business outcomes that generate value, are embracing the digital imperative. While some CFOs resist the digital finance imperative, CEOs have a responsibility to ensure Finance dusts off any antiquated ways of working that are becoming distant memories inside progressive organisations. In…

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How to Learn From a £100m Digital Disaster

This post not only demonstrates how too much focus on technology puts digital business transformation initiatives at risk of failure, but it enables executives to look for unwelcome parallels between their own transformation initiatives, and the cases described below – then design and implement a rapid response strategy to avoid…

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Deriving Value from the Internet of Everything

The Internet of Everything is connecting people, processes, and data in ways that we couldn’t do before, enabling us to see data and respond in different ways, access things in different ways, and intervene at the right times. It will drastically transform the world we all know today, and it’s…

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The Art of the Digital Start

Many companies still struggle with the art of their digital start. They know they need to innovate, take risks, and help the business enjoy the value of a digitised enterprise. But how do they get to the digital start line? What goes into their strategic roadmap that sets them up…

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Transformation Needs World-Class Execution

It’s often said that strategy is three times more difficult to deploy than develop, but leaders often engineer a strategy they are proud of, while grossly under-estimating the execution component. When global strategy meets world-class execution, the leaders who orchestrated the transformation are applauded both internally and externally, stakeholders are…

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Seeing the Symptoms of Digital Myopia

Leaders of firms that have done well over the last decade or more are often susceptible to Digital Myopia. Digitally myopic CEOs typically expect their CIO to manage the digital buzz. For a digitally myopic CEO, digital is about technology, which is what the CIO takes care…

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Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation Management

The management of Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation have both similarities and differences, although confusion sometimes arises between the two. While Enterprise Architecture models the fundamental structure of an organisation’s business, information systems and technology, Business Transformation is a fundamental shift in the way a company operates. Enterprise Architects and Business Transformation…

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Three Steps from the CIO to CEO Office

The most ambitious CIOs are not only committed to the business, but they are also dedicated to spending more time in boardroom conversations centred around strategic transformation, and less time bogged down with keeping the lights on. Some will even have their eyes firmly fixed upon the next opportunity to…

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Digital Minds and Fine Wines

The world is now rich in content, consultants and digital minds evangelising the prerequisites of digital leadership and transformation, along with what will happen to companies that fail to innovatively leverage digital to build new business models, enter new markets, and become less susceptible to disruption. It’s common knowledge among…

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Platform Revolution – Platform Value in The Digital Economy

Platform value is key to the digital economy, and in a new book called Platform Revolution, authors Geoff Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne and Sangeet Choudary provide a manual for creating a platform marketplace. In the book, Geoff, Marshall and Sangeet do their…

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How to Get Transformation Governance Right

One of the success factors of top transformation leaders who outperform most others is a solid understanding of how critical transformation governance is to the success of their initiatives. While their SMAC experts will be eager to leverage social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies into the company’s ecosystem, top transformation leaders are…

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Combinatorial Disruption and Underdogs

Combinatorial disruption has seen the innovative use of convergent digital technologies present both risks and opportunities for established incumbents and start-ups. These different beasts live with their own set of upsides and downsides. Incumbents have established markets, tactical executives and an abundance of resources, but are often riddled…

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Digital Transformation Middle East 2016

On 15, 16 and 17 April 2016, ancient history will meet the digital future, as Byblos in Lebanon hosts Digital Transformation Middle East 2016. The event is dedicated to digital business transformation and disruptive digital innovation, where leading international experts will share their insights and provide actionable…

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Automotive Digitisation and Business Model – Webinar Replay

Watch a replay of the April 2016 webinar during which the effects of digitization on mobility and business models of automotive OEMs were explored. Rob Llewellyn was joined by Prof. Dr. Tim Kessler from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. .

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Aston Martin Enters Consulting Race Track

On 11 March 2016, the renowned British carmaker Aston Martin announced the formation of Aston Martin Consulting (AMC) – a new initiative to provide companies with the opportunity to engage with Aston Martin’s expertise centred on design, engineering and manufacturing. AMC operations will be based at Aston…

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Watch the Leadership PQ Webinar Replay

No amount of technical subject matter expertise will make up for a lack of leadership political intelligence in a transformation environment. Learn more about the five facets of the PQ model: Futurity, Power, Empathy with Purpose, Trust, and Versatility. Watch the full webinar Listen to…

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What’s Your Digital Response Strategy?

Whether you lead a multi-national or run your own small business, you need to know what digital response strategy will shape your future. Because no one can escape the fact that the convergence of digital technologies is giving rise to new business models that will, sooner or later, change the face of every industry…

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