A guide to successful digital transformation (in 5 steps) white paper


It’s not overstating things to say that if you navigate your digital transformation correctly, you can transform your whole company. Get it wrong though, and your team could be in for years of wasted cycles and expense, supporting a solution that isn’t flexible enough to meet your needs.

In this white paper, we map out the path of a digital transformation to help you plot a course to a successful transition to new systems. This is relevant for industries that are faced with the challenge of innovating quickly to meet the changing demands of their customers while dealing with a complex environment of legacy systems. It will be particularly critical for technology leaders in finance, health, or government sectors.

CIOs, digital transformation architects, business or technical analysts, project managers, and any stakeholders involved in a digital transformation will find this white paper critical to read before embarking on a project that will have a massive impact on their organization for years to come.

Learn how to:

  • Mobilize stakeholders to get requirements right the first time around
  • Use the right technology and tools to accurately illustrate current state and ideal state
  • Model your new business processes and activity flows to plot a course to success
  • Futureproof your system to be able to integrate new tools with existing assets

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An Excerpt

In steps one and two above, and as you are working through this step, you will find that the information you tend to receive from the subject matter experts lacks structure. Requirements are described in paragraphs of text, in meeting notes, and spread across various whiteboard screenshots. As a digital transformation architect or analyst, your role is to convert this unstructured information into a structured form that can be represented easily in a hierarchical requirements model. The information is broken down into simple binary statements, and each requirement can be tested to verify if it has been met or not. Many of your requirements will be a simple completion of the phrase, “The system must ____”. Child requirements are then defined to further refine details about the requirement, “the system must do it this way”, “must observe this rule” or “must provide this option”.

A guide to successful digital transformation (in 5 steps) white paper

Authored by Darren Stevens, CEO of Avato Systems

Darren has been developing innovative real-time messaging systems for over 30 years, consulting across a wide spectrum of industries. Darren has a broad set of skills and experience across software development disciplines. He is an accomplished Chief Architect and a proficient C++ / Java developer. Darren co-founded Avato in 2013 and has lead the development of the company’s key products.