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Driving Digital

Book Description

Every organization has a plan for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that’s not enough anymore. With disruptive startups outperforming industry stalwarts, executives everywhere are pushing greater growth and innovation. Staying competitive demands a complete digital transformation.

For professionals charged with leading technology-driven change, the pressure is intense—and the path forward unclear. Author Isaac Sacolick has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape digital-business best practices. Now in Driving Digital, he shares the lessons he’s learned, detailing how to:

  • Formulate a digital strategy
  • Transform business and IT practices
  • Align Development and Operations
  • Promote agile practices
  • Drive culture change
  • Bolster digital talent
  • Manage a portfolio of initiatives
  • Capture and track ROI
  • Strengthen data-driven decision making and expand data science practices
  • Cultivate strategic technology capabilities
  • Develop innovative digital products
  • Enable product management
  • Pilot emerging technologies
  • Become smarter faster.

Every company is on the cusp of digital disruption. But with so many pieces to the puzzle, efforts often get derailed. Driving Digital is the action plan you need to take your company and career into the future.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half title
  3. Title
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction
    1. The Secret Every Business Must Confront to Succeed with Digital Transformation
  8. 1. The Transformation Imperative
    1. Beginning Transformation—Every Day Is Day One
    2. What is Digital Business?
  9. 2. Agile Transformational Practices
    1. Understanding Agile Practices
    2. Agile Planning Practices
    3. Aligning SDLC to Agile—What is your MVP (Minimal Viable Practice)?
    4. Release Lifecycle
    5. Transformational Improvements Through Agile
  10. 3. Technical Foundations for Transformation
    1. Introducing the New IT Operations
    2. Agile Operations Defined
    3. Agile Architecture
    4. IT Culture
  11. 4. Agile Portfolio Management
    1. What Is Everyone Working On?
    2. Implementing Portfolio Management
    3. Financial Portfolio Practices
    4. Final Thoughts on Agile Portfolio Management
  12. 5. Transforming to a Data-Driven Organization
    1. To Become Data Driven, Start by Reviewing Our Past Data Sins
    2. The Challenges of Enabling Big Data and Data Science
    3. Transforming to a Big Data Organization
    4. Transforming IT With Data Services
    5. The Agile Data Organization
    6. Summary of Data Governance
    7. Data-Driven Culture Summary
  13. 6. Driving Revenue Through Digital Products
    1. Strategic Planning Digital Revenue Products
    2. Product Strategy in Digital Transformation
    3. From Strategy to Product Planning
    4. From Product Planning to Development
    5. What Digital Leaders Should Do to Enable Product Management
  14. 7. Driving Digital: Smarter and Faster
    1. The Cultural Underpinnings of Digital Organizations
    2. Driving Digital—The Lens of Smarter-Faster
  15. About Isaac Sacolick
  16. Notes
  17. Index
  18. Free Sample from Leading at The Edge
  19. About Amacom
  20. Copyright