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A Framework for Digital Transformation

A Framework for Digital Transformation Digital transformation frameworks are what separate successful transformation efforts from the unsuccessful. Because despite increasing talk and attention around the benefits of digital transformation, many companies don’t adopt a common business-focused digital transformation framework. IT can be found to be doing things one way, while the…

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How to Become a Certified Digital Leader

How to Become a Certified Digital Leader How to become an effective digital leader is something that many in senior positions are asking themselves. Because in recent years the world has been making one of the most fundamental shifts of our time – into the digital economy. And while individuals…

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Digital Transformation Course

Digital Transformation Course One digital transformation course and certification programme that has soared in popularity since 2017 is CXO Transform’s online course based on THRIVE. Based on six guiding principles of digital transformation, the course is run neither by an old brick and mortar academic institution or a large corporation.

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Digital Transformation Certification

Digital transformation certification is now separating amateurs from professionals in a discipline that has swept through organisations across the planet. As in other professions, digital transformation certification is become a key differentiator for those who aim to claim a place in the new digital economy. Let’s face it, digital transformation…

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THRIVE Digital Business Transformation

THRIVE is a practical digital business transformation framework, which provides leaders with a body of knowledge and roadmap to help them independently lead their transformation. It serves as a holistic guide to maturing internal capabilities and mindsets, responding strategically and innovatively to market threats and opportunities, delivering new value to…

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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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Next Economy Organisations

Next Economy Organisations Listen to the conversation (14 August 2017) between Clay Christensen, John Hagel, and Carin Watson on how large organisations will survive and thrive in the new paradigm of startups, disruption, and exponential technologies. The speakers take to the stage at around the 13-minute mark. #GSummit…

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Transformation Management Capabilities

Transformation management roles are different from operational management roles and they require distinct functions and capabilities. While it’s vital that transformation capabilities are not compromised, research shows that despite good intentions and top performing operational teams and managers, only a third of corporations prove that they have the capabilities required…

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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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How to Select a System Integrator

Working with the right partner to ensure a successful digital business transformation is vital, but with so many system integrator options available, how do you know what makes a good system integrator good? – and more importantly, what makes them the right choice for your organisation? Some system integrators offer…

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The 10th Business Delusion That Deceives Managers

  The 10th Business Delusion That Deceives Managers By Rob Llewellyn A good deal of our business thinking is shaped by delusions, which are shaped by flawed judgments and errors of logic and that distort our understanding of the real reasons for an organisation’s performance. If you’re…

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Digital Transformation Risks

The journey of enterprise digital transformation is an ambitious one where teams encounter a new set of challenges and opportunities. For some, the accompanying sense of urgency is a world away from the tick-over mode of business-as-usual they’ve become accustomed to. For others, the need to manage a completely new…

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Transformation Governance – Overlooked or Undermined

When transformation governance is overlooked or undermined, particularly in organisations where more than 1,000 people are employed across multiple countries, teams will eventually come face to face with a series of unwelcome issues.  While things might seem cosy, collaborative and comfortable in the early days, the effects of inadequate transformation…

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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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Digital Business Transformation Academy

  Digital Business Transformation Academy The Digital Business Transformation Academy is a 5-day training event to take place in London, United Kingdom between 18 and 22 September 2017. Senior managers and leaders who aspire to improve their digital business transformation capabilities will be exposed to a highly interactive training programme.

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Competitive Intelligence in a Digital Economy

Competitive intelligence is a prerequisite to remaining competitive in the face of disruption. It’s a CEO’s way of seeing what others are offering or plan to offer in their market, and to anticipate how the competition might respond to their competitive moves. And without being able to anticipate how breakthrough technologies…

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Competitive Strategy in a Digital Economy

Competitive strategy in a digital economy requires leaders to look at competitive strategy through a new lens. The books and tactics that worked well in the past are all now missing a key component of the economy that we live in – which is digital technology. Strategy is, and has been…

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How to Respond to Disruption

Every CEO with a digital economy mindset will be considering how best to respond to disruption, and some have the foresight required to be an outstanding fourth industrial revolution leader. Meanwhile there are those that are forced into responding reacting by falling profits or a dark cloud above their heads. At…

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How to Capitalise on Disruption

Business disruption is unpredictable in one sense, but in another we know it’s coming. We just don’t know exactly what it will look like and how its characteristics will undermine the business models that have brought about the success that firms have enjoyed until now. Incumbent firms face not only…

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With over 20 years helping managers and leaders generate commercial value from technology, Rob Llewellyn is dedicated to helping the new breed of digital economy professionals write the next digital economy success stories.

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