Going Digital: A Revolution, Not Evolution

Kevin Coleman is a highly skilled senior level project and program manager/advisor with experience leading projects with labor budgets ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to multi-million dollar budgets across multiple industries.

Executives are responsible for properly positioning their organizations for the future. Nearly every company executive around the world is worried about remaining competitive. In addition, a growing number are concerned about going digital and their digital future. They are hard at work creating an appropriate strategy to position themselves properly.

New technologies are not just emerging and enabling change, they are demanding it. This is facilitating the creation of new business and operational models—and this in turn requires new metrics and measures that are fit for this new digital environment.

Adding all of this up, going digital is more a revolution than an evolution—and a current requirement. A Gartner survey published May1, 2018 revealed that CEO priorities are shifting to embrace digital business. There are a number of interesting figures in this study, and it’s well worth a quick look for program and project managers.

With that in mind, it’s important to note that many companies are way behind when it comes to going digital. Believe it or not, there are a few that have not really even started. They are struggling to catch up. Few (if any) are in all actuality ahead of the rapid pace of technological advancement and change.

Some executives and businesses believe their organization will not be impacted by the massive digital …

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