Leading in 3D: 100 Days to Set the Stage for Digital Transformation

Leading in 3D: 100 Days to Set the Stage for Digital Transformation

This IDC study, written for CIOs and senior information and technology executives, lays out a plan for getting started in the IT transformation that is essential for the digital transformation of a business. This study leverages IDC's digital transformation leadership framework, Leading in 3D, which provides a comprehensive, process-driven approach to technology management: integrating — in a systematic fashion — innovation, speed, agility, and customer responsiveness with predictable, optimized IT infrastructure. This study presents a 10-step approach and a 100-day plan that will enable senior executives to successfully launch an IT transformation and implement the Leading in 3D model."For CIOs and IT executives, speed seems like an impossible challenge. However, speed should be regarded as the most powerful component in achieving superior performance for the IT organization in terms of business outcome, agility, scalability, and cost," says Serge Findling, vice president of research with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Leading Digital Transformation: Essential Competencies
Creating a Road Map: The First 100 Days of Digital Transformation
Creating a Road Map: IDC's Leading in 3D 10-Step Approach
1. Assess Readiness
2. Create a Sense of Urgency
3. Engage an Executive Council Team
4. Create a Strategic Vision for DX
5. Develop Strategic Initiatives
Strengthen Portfolio Management and the PMO
Optimize Digital Capabilities and Technology
Create Strong Information Governance and a Sound Information Architecture
Bolster Organizational Structure and Talent Capacity
Develop Business Services That Create and Deliver Relevant Business Capabilities
6. Design Organization
Business-IT Alignment and the Federated Structure
Aligning Company Culture, People, Structure, and Tasks
Effective Development: Collocated or Distributed?
Organizational Structure Principles
Self-Perceptions of CIO Reports: Who Does What?
7. Communicate Broadly
8. Remove Barriers
9. Create Short-Term Wins and Celebrate
10. Institutionalize L3D in Culture
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
In the Longer Term
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