September 20, 2018

The Human Side of Digital Transformation: 7 Recommendations and 3 Pitfalls

The following is the first in a series of posts from The Cloud Foundry Foundation on digital transformation, in preparation for the upcoming Cloud Foundry Summit in Basel, Switzerland.

Not so long ago, business leaders repeatedly asked: “What exactly is digital transformation and what will it do for my business?” Today we’re more likely to hear, “How do we chart a course?”

Our answer: the path to digital involves more than selecting a cloud application platform. Instead, digital, at its heart, is a human journey. It’s about cultivating a mindset, processes, organization and culture that encourages constant innovation to meet ever-changing customer expectations and business goals.

In this two-part blog series we’ll share seven guidelines for getting digital right. Read on for the first three.

1. Start with the End: Know What You Want

Whatever your objective, you’ll need to put together the people, technology and processes to release better software, faster. Execution velocity is a key differentiator in the digital economy, so think in terms of days, not weeks or months. Get there by creating a minimum viable product (MVP) and then iterating.

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