Author: Adi Muslic, PMP
Organizational Transformation: Implementation is the second course in the OT Series, which provides the framework for transformation execution.
This course, written and designed by subject experts at the Brightline Initiative at PMI, is the ticket to an informed, intelligent, people-based transformation. It gives you knowledge you need to lead and execute a transformation.
The course teaches how to:
1. Identify and describe the frameworks used to define your transformation strategy
2. Assess an organization’s transformation readiness
3. Identify and describe strong leadership characteristics
4. Activate transformation
5. Use 5 transformation touchstones
How do we start? Transformation begins at the strategic level where the vision and goals are determined. To do so, we need to evaluate the degree of complexity and the rate of change. This helps to identify the level of uncertainty. The next phase is to decide what the domain and type of your transformation is. When we decide what our transformation strategy will be, we can start evaluating our organization’s readiness.
Many organizations do not have required competences to support a big change. They will need to understand what they are capable of doing.
Next steps are:
● Define business capabilities
● Determine capability readiness
● Identify hard and soft capabilities required to achieve your transformation type
Before starting the transformation, we must close any capability gaps (people, technology, structure, or assets). The course instructs us to use the Capabilities Heat Map as a tool to identify the gaps. When we identify the gaps, we can start addressing them by using following approaches: Build, Acquire, Partner, Outsource.
Once we close our capability gaps, we are ready. It is time to start implementing.
The implementation phase is based on the 5 building blocks and 3 step methodology that were introduced in the last month article: https://pmi-switzerland.ch/index.php/publications/blog/1373
With these foundations in place, we can start our Transformation Trajectory that integrates the methodology and building blocks into five touchstones along the trajectory:
1. Creating a winning vision and strategy
2. Engage and empower people
3. Leverage customer and competitive insights
4. Activate an agile transformation operating system
5. Enable perpetual transformational
The course explains each touchstone in more detail. There are also two case studies to practise what we have learned.
After each module, there is an interactive scenario to further practise applying the tools and practices from the course modules.
Next month, I will tell you more about the third course in the Organizational Transformation Series:
For more info, visit : https://www.pmi.org/organizational-transformation
I use this opportunity to invite you to join our virtual event, Leading a dynamic people-centered transformation, on 31st March: https://pmi-switzerland.ch/index.php/events/events-list/leading-a-dynamic-people-centered-transformation