Assembling the right team for a digital transformation project is critical. It is the single most important component of a digital transformation strategy and possibly the leader’s hardest job. That’s because so many skills must be taken into consideration for each team member, including the person’s education, experience and ability to influence and work with others.
Transformation is a team sport – it requires experience, knowledge and the ability to influence and work with others. In this article, we help you figure out who needs to be on your digital transformation team and what are the key skills for each team member.
Experts in the leading-edge applications, services and products that will help the project achieve its business goals.
Security and compliance specialists
Involve them from the start of the project to resolve potential security or compliance issues with the project.
They understand business models, customer experience issues and can connect the dots between business and technology strategy.
Responsible for keeping the project staffed, on schedule and on budget. They raise early red flags when things are headed in the wrong direction and reset expectations.
Primarily C-level executives. Critical to the ongoing funding of your project, they should be updated frequently on the project’s status.
They understand the business goal of the project, the impact of the technology and the most effective ways to market it all to employees, customers and/or business partners.
Divided into two types technology implementation leads focus on installations of the technology systems. Process implementation leads focus on change management.
Excellent communicators, they can gin up excitement for the project and help find funding for it.