Why digital transformation?
Because the shift from a manually-dominated world to a digitally-dominated one is inevitable. Because nobody can escape this necessity and because it is not trivial - but probably the greatest structural challenge of the last 300 years.
Industry meant the scaling of handicrafts, e.g. via assembly lines, production lines, just-in-time production. Digitization requires the scaling of software development. But the latter cannot be done with the methodology of the former. The result is called disruption : blatant change.
The disruption is particularly great for companies in old industries.
Automakers, steelmakers, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical companies - they come from the world of mechanical processing and manufacturing. You are looking for the digital connection. They know they can't miss it because it could jeopardize their livelihood. And they have a huge problem with that.
Companies can no longer postpone their digitization. Transformation is the order of the day. If you don't understand that, you're out of time.
However, understanding the urgency of digital transformation and successfully implementing it are two very different things.
A very good first step can be made with one boot. The actual route wants to be run with the other. This often looks very funny. Managers jump around wildly and enthusiastically and are surprised when they fall flat on their faces.
We implement digital transformation step by step. For companies and commercial ventures we use the framework SAFe® . For NGOs and other non-commercial projects, we use the in-house Augmented. Framework© back. If necessary, we drive the digital transformation in stealth mode. Because moving “under the radar” encourages bottom-up implementation and reduces complexity.
Because top down doesn't work in Europe.
Digital transformations fail if they are not implemented bottom up.
The importance of stealth mode for the success of a digital transformation cannot be emphasized enough at this point.
Because the name of the catalog of methods for transformation, what the corresponding graphics look like, whether these representations may be confusing or intimidating is basically irrelevant. It is important that a digital transformation succeeds and also works sustainably. Which label you stick on it beforehand is basically of secondary importance.
This is not intended to detract from the performance of the SAFe creators and SAFe optimizers. The work of Rosho.World is based on this. We express our appreciation for the SAFe Framework all the more clearly. However, when introducing SAFe, it can be very helpful to save the naming as such for a time when the digital transformation after and with SAFe has already been successful.
Digital transformation step by step and probably in stealth mode - this fine approach is particularly important in the old industries. Middle management and employees want to be picked up and won over to change. Those who ignore this will not be successful. Anyone who tries to introduce and implement SAFe in full and with all features at once from the top down is quite likely to fail. We know this from reports of failed transformations.
This also applies to our in-house augmented framework.
Augmented is an acronym for "Governance Optimization and Organizational Development" and is designed for maximum scalability and the widest possible use. In principle, augmented is just as suitable for the governance of family structures as for the transformation of a toxic power-based government into a competence-based one - nevertheless, it should be implemented step by step and in stealth mode.
We introduce scaled iterations, ensure comprehensive competency mapping, organize the allocation of available competencies into competency circles and identify competency leaders.
We'll stay until the job is done. We will leave when the digital transformation has been successful.