Uncertainty and change have become the new normal. Organizations now need to embrace change in their culture and operating model if they want to thrive in an uncertain and rapidly changing world.
"A transformations towards a data-driven company is not just a technology project,
it requires new ways of working and thinking."
Thomas Dubois, Head of Business Transformation
The enterprise architecture of the future is lightweight and solid at the same time. It will rely on rich data insights to make decisions and to move quickly in order to respond to a dynamic, global business environment. As a result, traditional flows to design your applications and standard enterprise architectures won’t cut it.
Becoming an ‘experimental enterprise’ means transforming the way you operate on a fundamental level. This means embracing agile approaches, laying the foundation for a ‘fail fast’ technology platform and, of course, investing in the right technologies – but don’t panic, it always starts on a small scale
A resilient operating model
Establishing a strategic planning process that occurs more frequently: six-month planning horizon with quarterly reviews to support greater agility. The governance model includes regular reflections from execution back into the vision and strategic direction.
An Agile way of working that supports cross-functional teams to collaborate in short test-and-learn iterations. By equipping the team with an 'experimental mindset', faster results can be obtained with less likelihood spending too much effort on solutions nobody needs.
Aligned acountability between business & technology
By linking data initiatives to business objectives, and supporting the organisation in understanding the added value of data and AI.