Enterprise Digital Investments CurriculumLiz Flower2021-03-31T00:42:01+00:00
Enterprise Digital Investments Curriculum
Enterprise digital investments carry both huge development potential for change and substantial risk of failure. This curriculum provides a baseline of essential training for staff in organisations embarking on substantial digital change, a bit like an insurance policy for digital transformation success.
Today market competition together with dramatic change demand that every organisation should become digital. Enterprises making investments in digital transformation require specific education and change programs for their staff and management in order to succeed. True digital transformation requires enterprises to be Agile while creating a strong platform as a foundation for long-term sustainable growth. Change management has therefore become an important part of the mission of many more people in an organisation than ever before. The curriculum is designed to empower all types of “change agents” with practical methods for smooth investment into digital solutions.
The curriculum has been designed by AlphaZetta member Petr Podymov, an experienced Enterprise Architect who has worked at industry pioneers of digital and Agile transformation. Petr has a focus on planning, explaining and justifying structural investments in architectural change for transformation projects. He has gained specific experience how to build and communicate business cases for architectural initiatives especially to CxO audiences.
Find and justify optimal value digital solutions for enterprise transformation.
Understand how large companies make decisions about investing in change
Find important problems to solve or opportunities to speed-up
Fairly assess short-term and long-term values, risks and costs
Align the digital business case with non-IT stakeholders
Practice vendor management and comparison of different solutions.
Handle digital transformation challenges by having well-prepared people involved. They will act as change management improving investments and improve the quality of the selected portfolio
Empower people to understand the role of change agent, to work collaboratively and adopt Agile culture. Meanwhile keep enough accuracy to ensure strategic alignment and investment performance
Ensure that responsible staff fairly assess problems and opportunities, follow appropriate decision processes, and put valuable and clearly described initiatives on the table when speaking about organisation success.
The Enterprise Digital Investments Curriculum is aimed at:
Organisations preparing to make or deliver:
significant investments in digital solutions
efforts to improve change management
Managers and experts involved in digital transformation (regardless of their IT background):
Project and product managers, team leads, solution and enterprise architects, mid-level line managers, external IT consultants.
The Enterprise Digital Portfolio Management course covers key concepts required to manage an enterprise digital investment portfolio, including classical and goal-driven approaches. The course considers both the organisational and technological change potential of such investments.
Launching a new digital investment requires the know-how to select technology, justify the investment and obtain stakeholders’ approval. This course gives you the knowledge and tools to justify your digital investment, compare real costs, understand the required resources and finally launch your project, program or product.
This course provides an overview of how to evaluate an enterprise’s digital investment portfolio and then how to enable digital transformation via organisational change. In a context where global disruption is the norm, enterprise agility is more important than ever. To build enterprise agility you need a solid foundation of appropriate organisational structure and governance, as well as financial and human capital and a strong technical platform. This course covers how to evaluate and prepare an enterprise for digital transformation.
This course provides a practical framework for identifying digital change initiatives with enterprise analysis to highlight opportunities where real change is needed within the organisation. The framework covers how to appropriately prioritise these opportunities, identify missing competencies and resource them, and then how to evaluate and propose digital change solutions. The course concludes with how to devise and plan an appropriate implementation strategy and trajectory.