Identifying Needed IT Leadership and Business Skills Based on Digital Strategy

Identifying Needed IT Leadership and Business Skills Based on Digital Strategy

This IDC Perspective delineates critical skill sets associated with companies' digital transformation (DX) efforts. There is a strong correlation between digital transformation organizational maturity, the internal organizational structure created to foster digital transformation, and the organizational approach used to implement it. These factors — combined with company size, strategic business objectives, and general approach to technology implementation — help define the organization's chosen transformation path. This, in turn, impacts the type of DX projects that are selected and the skill sets needed to implement them."Because of this hierarchy of DX dependencies, there are several factors that must be considered before determining the types of technical and nontechnical skills needed to successfully drive your DX initiatives," says Eric Bloom, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "These factors include your existing DX organizational objectives, DX maturity, DX organizational structure, and existing internal software development methodologies."

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DX Organizational Objectives
The Impact of DX Maturity Level
DX Organizational Structure
Accommodating Different Software Development Methodologies
Developing a Comprehensive DX Leadership and Business Skills Training Program
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