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It’s all about the transformation

Digital transformation is not about digitalization, it’s about the transformation!

Organizational Readiness is carried out regardless of which IT System you choose. Here we ensure that the entire organization is well prepared and ready to embrace the upcoming changes. Project goals, scope and prospective business processes are established. The project is organized and we draw up a plan that ensures that all roles and individuals have the skills required to succeed.

Top 10 list of why we fail with large IT projects

The global reports that we have seen, and which show that 55-75% of all large IT projects fail, have also produced a top list of the biggest reasons. In the top 10 we find the following:

  • Resistance to change (82%)
  • Inadequate sponsorship (72%)
  • Unrealistic Expectations (65%)
  • Poor project management (54%)
  • Case for change not compeding (46%)
  • Project Team lacking skills (44%)
  • Scope expansion/uncertainty (44%)
  • No change management program (43%)
  • No horizontal process View (41%)
  • IT perspective not integrated (36%)


(Deloitte CIO Survey)

Increase the success factor

Although it is common for this type of project to fail, it is not inevitable. The good thing is that now that we know which errors are at the top of the ”top list”, we can thus prevent them from occurring.

We call the method ”readiness” and consists of identifying these areas in advance using a GAP analysis (The Get Ready Analysis), creating a Roadmap of what needs to be fixed before the start of the project, and making sure to take these measures.

Please note: we do not prolong the total project time or budget, on the contrary. One hour in the Readiness phase can save five hours in the project and increase the success factor.

Follow the 8 Steps

Absolutely at the top of the list in all reports we find to why these projects fail we have the change journey.

We have chosen to use Kotter’s 8-step model for ensuring that change management is the baseline for all major change journeys. We especially emphasize the first three steps as a basic prerequisite for a successful change:

step 1: establish a sence of urgency

step 2: create the guiding coalition

step 3: develop a change vision

For the projects that do not include change management, not even half of them reach 90% goal fulfilment.

(Making change work: IBM, 2016)

”The Benfit of focusing on Transformation instead of Digital is that it highlights the fundamental role of leadership and organizational capabilities in creating the real business value from technological innovations. ”

Westerman (2018)

We would like to do it ourselves

If you have a good team, the right tools and most important a roadmap to lead you, you can absolutely do it.

We like some expert counseling

The guidance from a senior advisor will make a huge difference. A journey like this takes thorough planning to know which steps to take first.