Transformation and digital disruption: a guide for change – Perez Carmona

Digital Transformation has become a trend in recent years, a product above all of the need to transform the core business of organizations or die trying. In 2018 alone, companies worldwide invested approximately $ 1.3 trillion (USD) in digital transformation initiatives to apply digital capabilities to improve the efficiency of their processes, increase customer value and create new business opportunities and According to a study by IDC (International Data Corporation) which is a US provider of market intelligence, advisory services and events for the information technology markets, global spending on digital transformation will reach more than $ 7.4 trillion in the next four years (2022 – 2026). Tragically, research and factual reality tells us that 70% of these initiatives will not achieve their stated goals. Why? What is happening in the transformation process? What is the key to success?

Business transformations

In today’s competitive business world, digital transformation is the top strategic priority for every organization. However, the concept is confusing and intricate. Digital transformation involves managing the existing business and building for the future at the same time, sort of like changing the engine of the airplane during the flight. Some transformation cases include: Asset instrumentation, autonomous mining, augmented virtual experience, autonomous supply network optimization, digitized workforce management optimization, emergency response system, digital marketing, smart storage and others.

According to the Global Guide to Digital Transformation Spending, the main sectors that have embarked on the process are: banking, insurance, securities and investments, construction, resource industries, retail, wholesale (enterprise), professional services. , personal and consumer services, transportation, health sector, central government, state / local government, education.

key take-aways for a sucessful digital business transformation:

1. Review the business model (why).
2. Define the strategy (what).
3. Check if they have the appropriate infrastructure (how).
4. Measure progress and results (where).

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management (Business Acumen)

Best Practices for Citizen Development Program and Project Management – Brantley

According to Gartner, “A citizen developer is a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT. In the past, end-user application development has typically been limited to single-user or workgroup solutions built with tools like Microsoft Excel and Access. However, today, end users can build departmental, enterprise and even public applications using shared services, fourth-generation language (4GL)-style development platforms and cloud computing services.”

By 2023, half of all enterprises will be using no-code/low-code platforms to help citizen developers build an estimated 450 million apps. The no-code/low-code industry is estimated to be $21.2 billion in 2022.

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has created the Citizen Development Body of Knowledge which “contains best practices, tools and methodologies for incorporating citizen development in a safe and compliant manner.”

Dr. Bill Brantley, a citizen developer since the early 1990s when he built WordPerfect macros for use in a legal office, will discuss the history of citizen development and the current practices of citizen developers. He will tell the horror story of a citizen development project that imperiled an entire government office and how effective project management could have saved the day.

Dr. Brantley will describe a citizen development project management method that blends design thinking, stakeholder management, disciplined agile project management, cybersecurity practices, and knowledge management to unleash the innovative power of citizen development while properly documenting and securing the apps built by citizen developers.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management (Business Acumen)