Transformation Hiccups - Emphasis on Technology or Alignment to Business Objective or Vice-Versa?

Today Industry across various organizations is on a journey towards multiple transformation initiatives with the core aspect of bringing Business Agility to their existing construct. As they embark on the journey of transformation initiatives unfortunately each initiative operates in siloes due to reasons across limited Perspective, Partial Collaboration and Inefficient Execution approach.

The Organization Culture and hence the Mindset restricts their thoughts towards being able to transform across areas of Overall Strategy, Customer Experience, Products (& Services), People, Organization and Technology. What is the intrinsic motivation behind driving towards this huge initiative and the desire to adopting to change.

Through this session we intend to share the characteristics of a business transformation and the mindset change required to work towards the various transformation initiatives which potentially cuts across;

1. Agile Transformation :

  • Ingrain the concept of “think small” – thinking away from monolithic and breaking smaller towards microservices adoption

2. Business Process Re-engineering

  • Incubate “Build and own concept” with federated business objectives focused towards business process improvement and outcome based approach

3. Engineering Transformation

  • Achieve Predictability ingrained while building system – Anticipate the system of failure
  • Reliability Incubate – Resilient and Fault tolerant system
  • Quality – Defect reduction across life cycle using Automation

4. Workforce Transformation

  • Cadre building focused towards Engineering skills
  • Utilizing the concept of “Core” and “innersourced” team to leverage Critical skills across the board.

5. Technology transformation - Open Source and Cloud Adoption etc

  • Time to market by creating pipeline in matter of minutes
  • Pattern Implementation (Immutable Infrastructure, Blue-green deployment, Canary release)
  • Executable across multiple platforms and Teams. Infrastructure(Cloud) Agnostic

6. Improving Operational Efficiency.

  • Cost Effective - Effective utilization of development and operational teams
  • Being able to groom stories into buckets allowing to distribute across "Core" and "Innersourced" teams hence allowing flexibility of operating model,
  • Speed – Improving processes and playbook adoption
 
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Outline/Structure of the Case Study

1. Set the stage with an interactive session to understand perceived definitions of Transformation and characteristics of Business Transformation [ 10 minutes ]

2. Map various transformational needs across the given characteristics and impediments due to Organizational Mindset and Behavior [10 minutes]

3. Exploring each transformation area and sharing our learning as we are on the same journey [10 minutes]

4. Exploring the human intrinsic motivation and innovative ideas we explored to change the mindset across various transformation initiatives i.e. we will cover aspects of using crowd sourcing and engineering skills from Workforce transformation perspective. Can touch across other initiatives based on audience interest. [10 minutes]

5. Summarize and open for Q&A [5 minutes ]

Learning Outcome

We intend to share our learnings on effectively mapping various transformation initiatives centered around Business Transformation and our actions to change the Mindset and Behavior of individuals and organization.

Target Audience

Business Owners, Product Managers, Technologists, Engineering Managers, Transformation Change Agents

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic Understanding of business process modernization

Technology insights related to Open Source and Cloud

Background of Agile Transformation

schedule Submitted 4 months ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  3 months ago
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    Zaheer, would this be better aligned to business agility track?

    • Zaheerabbas Contractor
      By Zaheerabbas Contractor  ~  3 months ago
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      Hi Tathagat, I feel this is an overlap between Business Agility and Agile Mindset track. It touches both the aspects as I have experienced during the journey undergone.

      Will be happy to move it to business Agility if you recommend. 

      Regards

      Zaheer

      • Tathagat Varma
        By Tathagat Varma  ~  3 months ago
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        I would suggest to check that out. I think it is  not a very good fit for agile mindset, par se.


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