I often find many of the high-level risks have repeated themselves on the projects I’ve worked on. However, the risk profile, risk appetite, detail of the risk, how it gets managed, mitigated and controlled varies massively.
Digital Transformation, is in my view, a lot like the ocean’s tide. When on a sailing yacht, you have a few choices when it comes to dealing with tides but deal with them you must.
You can point your nose into the tide, turn on the motor and power through them - trust me, that is not fun.
At the heart of every Digital Transformation project or programme lays digital assurance, and within that quality assurance function hosts a team of able testers, but there’s always a fear that digital transformation will prevent businesses from fully committing to the process due to lack of resources being available. Most companies undertaking this exercise will set up a dedicated team to deliver the digital transformation allowing existing staff to continue with business as usual. Organisations can set up a test team and associate processes to accelerate digital transformation without any significant impact to existing projects by following key steps.
It’s possible to keep your stakeholders happy, even if quality is not great, simply by managing their expectations from start to finish.
If your organisation is embarking on a Digital Transformation project, then you’ll need to consider the prospect of working with suppliers to help ease the journey. Digital Transformation is the integration of digital technology into every areas of a business, significantly changing how your company operates and delivers value to customers.
Digital Transformation Team Structure
Building a high performing team is never an easy undertaking. Building the test team for a Digital Transformation project is no different.
As with any project, when it comes to creating the test team, we need to start by considering the project and business needs. Depending on the project timing, it makes it easier if the Test Strategy has done this and is completed before the test team is built.
Unless you’ve been hibernating for the past couple of years then you’ll be fully aware that Digital Transformation is at the top of every IT Directors list of things to do. Companies today are facing a couple of big challenges, staying ahead and on top of new technologies and at the same time providing outstanding customer experience. To be clear, Digital Transformation is the process of using new or modified business processes and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements by use of new and advanced technology.