Define digital transformation program elements

Step five of the digital transformation cycle

With the stages of digital transformation outlined, it’s time to add detail to the plan by defining sub-projects that bring the company’s operations closer to the ideal destination. This involves working closely with the teams most impacted by the proposed change — such as field-level engineers or specific plant managers — to ensure projects are practical and every person is aligned with the goal.

As with previous steps, defining the details of a transformation project requires an understanding of what technology can and cannot support within operations. At this stage, working closely with the deployment team is essential to see exactly how the project can realistically take shape — what can existing systems do, how much do the field teams have the capacity to implement and where do they perceive the most value.

Leading a digital transformation sub-project requires a certain type of leadership and management. To get started, read our piece below on how to lead a digital transformation project.