Customizable transformation deliverables help enterprises accelerate project execution and shift the burden from deliverable definition to focusing on actual implementation related matters. Transformation projects, by definition, are transformational in nature and hence mitigating any risk factors will increase the chances of success, across the project lifecycle. The customizable transformation deliverables will be useful irrespective of the development methodology – Agile or waterfall or another method.

The customizable transformation deliverables span the following areas:

The customizable transformation deliverables encompass the following areas – from inception to implementation.

Business Case and Transformation Roadmaps:

A proforma/sample qualitative business case and a notional transformation roadmap are typical deliverables in a major project for any large enterprise with multiple projects competing for limited discretionary dollars.

Business Requirements:

The transformation business requirements are a customizable deliverable that can be used by projects teams to modify and tailor to their needs. The customizable business requirements span all key functional areas.

Business Capability Models:

A business capability model encapsulates “What” a company does and can do. The customizable functional area business capability models help businesses avoid the blank page syndrome and act as a strawman model. The customizable business capability models are available for the following functional areas:

Training Plan:

Change management and training are ignored, or it is an afterthought in many transformation programs, which in turn leads to lack of adoption and consequently millions of dollars of wastage. Hence, a well-thought-out training plan will help a great deal in reaping the rewards of the transformation.

Transformation Initiatives Implementation Considerations:

The customizable transformation deliverables will be useful irrespective of the development methodology – Agile or waterfall or another methodology.

A million things have to go right for a transformation initiative or program to be successful. However, one thing gone wrong can derail and doom a change program. The transformation program implementation considerations are a list of specific and actionable items that a project team should be cognizant of and consider as a part of the RAID (Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies) planning.

Functional Transformation Program Checklists:

A program checklist, as the name suggests, is a checklist of items that you make sure you’ve completed by the end of a transformation program. The checklist is based on functional areas, and is industry agnostic, and can be modified to each enterprise’s unique transformation needs.

Vendor Landscape:

In any major enterprise level transformation program, across the value chain, a system or a solution is an integral part and is a strategic imperative to leapfrog the function. The vendor landscape analyses are brief/mini-profiles of vendors in various functional areas. The focus is on leading edge software suppliers that serve large firms with complex needs.

Target Operating Models:

A target operating model is a blueprint of future state capabilities, processes, operations, technologies and people of an enterprise. The operating models differ based on the specific characters of a firm, the industry dynamics, the customer demands, and the competitive landscape. Some of the transformation state operating models are to give users a perspective of the art of the possible.

And there are many more artifacts in each of transformation toolkits.

So why use customizable transformation artifacts? To avoid or mitigate enterprise transformation failures. Many large programs fail and minimizing the risk is a paramount consideration.

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