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Driving Digital : The Leader's Guide To Business Transformation Through Technology - Isaac Sacolick

Driving Digital

The Leader's Guide To Business Transformation Through Technology

Hardcover Published: 20th March 2019
ISBN: 9780814438602
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The race is on to become a digital enterprise. Every organization has a plan for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that's not enough anymore. With disruptive startups outperforming industry stalwarts, executives everywhere are pushing greater growth and innovation. Staying competitive demands a complete digital transformation. For professionals charged with leading technology-driven change, the pressure is intense-and the path forward unclear. Author Isaac Sacolick has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape digital-business best practices.

Now in Driving Digital, he shares the lessons he's learned, detailing how to:

  • Formulate a digital strategy.
  • Transform business and IT practices.
  • Align Development and Operations.
  • Promote agile practices.
  • Drive culture change.
  • Bolster digital talent.
  • Manage a portfolio of initiatives.
  • Capture and track ROI.
  • Strengthen data-driven decision making and expand data science practices.
  • Cultivate strategic technology capabilities.
  • Develop innovative digital products.
  • Enable product management.
  • Pilot emerging technologies.
  • Become smarter faster.
Every company is on the cusp of digital disruption. But with so many pieces to the puzzle, efforts often get derailed. Driving Digital is the action plan you need to take your company and career into the future.

Industry Reviews

"A new guide to the digitally perplexed, written by an experienced business technology executive, provides valuable instructions on how to successfully navigate the digital tsunami." -Forbes.com
..".timely, engaging, and practical roadmap to developing and implementing digital strategies." -Forbes.com
..".an experienced CIO with multiple transformation efforts under his belt, [Sacolick]new book is packed with insights, guidelines and stories from the front lines of transformation." --Heller Search Associate blog
"The book is compellingly written, giving fresh insight into the role of technology officers. It also provides valuable playbook-like chapters on incorporating agile practices." --LocalOnliner
..".milestone book, very important for manufacturing." -Patricia Moody, Blue Heron Journal
"If you are a CIO, CTO, a leader of IT...you need to, dare I say, you must read this book. The existence of your business may very well depend on it!" -Bluelock
"Driving Digital is geared toward technology and other business leaders who are looking for a roadmap for coping with disruption, staying agile, and improving-decision-making in a data-driven world." --Internal Auditing
..".covers agile practices, DevOps, making sure quality and data drive decisions, reducing the complexity of legacy practices and determining what types of data must be collected for success." -ISE magazine
"Driving Digital is the go-to guide for any IT executive looking to drive digital transformation at an organization." -BlueJeans Network
"To begin on the path of digital transformation, business leaders need to look no further than to Driving Digital to make their company smarter and faster and enable them to thrive." --PMWorld Journal
"Excellent...the best book I've read on the subject. Go buy it if you want/need to transform your business." -- Eric D. Brown blog
2018 Heller Search CIO Recommended Reading List
..".essential reading for digital decision-makers." - I - Global Intelligence for the CIO
"The writing is clear and punchy...draws heavily from Sacolick's experience in the field, making it especially useful to business leaders, particularly technologists and C-suite executives. Endnotes will appeal to researchers." --Choice


Introduction xiii

The Secret Every Business Must Confront to Succeed with Digital Transformation xvi

1. The Transformation Imperative

1 Beginning Transformation--Every Day Is Day One 5 What is Digital Business? 10

2. Agile Transformational Practices 17
Understanding Agile Practices 18
Agile Planning Practices 33
Aligning SDLC to Agile--What is your MVP (Minimal Viable Practice)? 50 Release Lifecycle 60
Transformational Improvements Through Agile 69

3. Technical Foundations for Transformation 71
Introducing the New IT Operations 71
Agile Operations Defined 73
Agile Architecture 88
IT Culture 114

4. Agile Portfolio Management 123
What Is Everyone Working On? 123 Implementing Portfolio Management
131 Financial Portfolio Practices 147
Final Thoughts on Agile Portfolio Management 154

5. Transforming to a Data-Driven Organization 155
To Become Data Driven, Start by Reviewing Our Past Data Sins 157
The Challenges of Enabling Big Data and Data Science 168
Transforming to a Big Data Organization 173
Transforming IT With Data Services 189
The Agile Data Organization 199
Summary of Data Governance 206
Data-Driven Culture Summary 209

6. Driving Revenue Through Digital Products
211 Strategic Planning Digital Revenue Products
211 Product Strategy in Digital Transformation
217 From Strategy to Product Planning
223 From Product Planning to Development
235 What Digital Leaders Should Do to Enable Product Management 250

7. Driving Digital: Smarter and Faster 251
The Cultural Underpinnings of Digital Organizations 252
Driving Digital--The Lens of Smarter-Faster 261

About Isaac Sacolick 265

Notes 267

Index 275

ISBN: 9780814438602
ISBN-10: 0814438601
Series: Agency/Distributed
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th March 2019
Publisher: Amacom
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.55

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