Follow Microsoft Guidelines and create your Digital Transformation Plan:
1. Ask yourself what are your goals: identify the processes, understand the data and study how the available technologies such as cloud computing will help address the gaps and assist staff members as well as customers.
2. Work on a plan: and, get support from the higher management of your company. It is common for IT leaders choose to seek for consultants and work with them on a presentation for their executives.
3. Pay attention to your users: implementations are only succesfull when they’re adopted. Keep in mind that training and educating end users is what will determine if the new technology is a complete success or not.
4. Trust Expertise Only: when putting together the team together. It’s not uncommon that companies hire consultants and also do part of the implementations themselves, but this is only recommendable when the internal IT team has expertise. It’s all about doing it right the first time.
5. Understand the technologies’ use: and how these will help the business processes, the team and customers. Even if your long term plan is a complete rollout, IT leads need to select the appropriate systems and solutions suiting your needs at the time.
6. Minimize Disruptions: that can potentially lead impact costs, the supply chains and business continuity. Back to point 4, you need to make sure you have experts within your team, a seamless transitions is the main goal
7. Milestones and KPIs: plan for targets and the dates in which the team has to achieve these. Back to point 2, you will want to make sure to have metrics to compare and conclude if the implementation was a success, what changes need to be made and what are the next steps in the Digital Transformation Plan.