The Digital Transformation Map
The Digital Transformation Map is where you find digital transformation concepts, solutions, trends and other building blocks. Think of the Map as a great canvas on which you can find digital transformation topics and how they relate to one another. Why is a Map necessary?
I am assuming that, like me, you sometimes need to anchor yourself when planning, advising on, managing, assessing or implementing digital transformation. The Map is another name for that anchor. It aims to show how everything relevant to digital transformation can be usefully linked and become actionable in your own sphere of influence.
I built the Map according to three key assumptions that are worth reviewing before diving into the Map itself.
INCLUSION v. exclusion
Which topics should be included in or excluded from the Map? The inclusion criteria is is tied to the definition of digital transformation: Is the topic a subject matter that should be taken into account when progressing an individual, organizational, governmental or national digital agenda? If the answer to this question is yes, the topic is either in the map or will be at some point in the future. If you have suggestions of content for the map, please drop me a line and let me know!
BREADTH V. DEPTH
Several topics could field dozens of PhD thesis and barely scratch their surface. A lot of missing topics should also arguably be included. This is the breadth v. depth challenge. We human beings have a limited capacity to develop actionable knowledge, that is, knowledge to a confidence level that allows decision and action to ensue. My goal in developing the map is to strike an optimal balance between breadth and depth based on a variety of factors.
map v. journey / roadmap
A map is not a journey of learning nor a transformation roadmap. For journeys of learning, I suggest subscribing to my mailing list, you will receive low frequency emails that will progressively presents digital transformation concepts in a logical order. For digital transformation roadmaps, you need to start with a digital transformation self-evaluation, to define your starting point, and a clear vision of where you want to go. This will be the topic of a future post - stay tuned.
So what is this Map?
The Digital Transformation Map will be a knowledge diagram continuously updated. If you would like to be kept up to date of the changes that are made to the Map, simply subscribe to the mailing list and you will be notified.
Please note: The first version of the Map will be published here before 31 December 2018.