Digital Basics / Stage-1 trainings

 

Stage-1 trainings will teach You what is Digital Transformation, Digital Culture and most commonly used Digital Technologies; How to spot most common Digital Challenges, how to overcome them and how to capture Your real Digital needs:

 

Training: Digital Basics: Learning basics of Digital Transformation, Digital Culture and the most commonly used Digital Techniques (i.e. RPA, AI, Data Analytics, IoT and Cloud). Target: Learning the Digital Transformation stages, the Digital Agility culture and basics of the Digital technologies. Duration: min. 2h (without workshops). To whom: Everybody.

 

Training: Software Robotics (RPA, Robotic Process Auatomation) Basics: Learning basics of RPA (the 1st generation AI technology), examples of where it can be used, how will RPA affect me and the industry where I work and what does a typical RPA project require. Target: Learning the basics of RPA and understanding where it can be used. Duration: min. Half a day (without workshops). To whom: Managers and their teams.

 

Training: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Basics: Learning basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), examples of where it can be used, how will AI affect me and the industry where I work and what does a typical AI project require. Target: Learning the basics of AI and understanding where it can be used. Duration: min. Half a day (without workshops). To whom: Managers and their teams.

 

Training: Capturing Digital Possibilities: Learning via examples to see possibilities of various digital technologies, to specify your real digitalization needs and to spot organizational elements that currently hinder digitalization. Target: Able to draft a high-level plan that lists Your Unit’s Digital challenges, how to overcome them and Your real needs for Digitalization. Duration: min. Half a day (without workshops). To whom: Managers and their teams.

Characteristics of Stage-1

Stage-1 represents the current status of many organizations today. The firm in Stage-1 has well-established organizational roles with related working and steering practices (such as established Key Performance Indicators). These roles and practices are likely to have been optimized over the years to serve the firm’s existing business models.

Responding to increasing competition

However, in the near future,  the organizations in Stage-1 will probably experience growing competition due to digitalization. To be able to respond on the growing competition, the firms in Stage-1 should start their digital journeys by:

  • learning basics of various digital technologies
  • analysing own and competitors’ digital maturity
  • questioning and analysing current ways of working

As a result of completing these exercises, the firm will be able to better understand what kinds of improvement and development initiatives the firm should choose.

Producing Digital Requirements

Prioritized improvement and development initiatives should then be written into the Business Unit (BU) specific Digital Requirements. For orchestrating purposes, initiatives should be grouped as:

  • improvements for existing services, practices and processes (existing business model) and
  • experiments for new digital services, practices and processes (digital business model).
Summarizing the main tasks in Stage-1 (Leadership team’s responsibility)
  • To assure the whole organization has possibility to learn basics of Digital Transformation
  • To analyse competitors’ and own digital maturity
  • To assure each unit produces own requirements for upcoming Digital Transformation (input to the  organization’s common Digital Masterplan – to be produced in Stage-2)