ADapT was developed to catapult Industrial Age Companies into the Digital Age in a straightforward, easy to follow and coherent fashion. ADapT will help you strategize, design, build and scale digital products and services appropriate for the 4th industrial revolution and help your organization to successfully navigate the digital age.
The model consists or three distinct stages.
Focusing on understanding the situation of the organisation at that specific time and formulating a digital transformation strategy. By building and maintaining a digital portfolio, strategic initiatives can constantly be evaluated, re-prioritized and managed in a coherent fashion.
Explore is all about innovation. Focusing on customer and organisational needs, Explore helps organisations to design and validate the feasibility of ideas, before they start building or improving products and services. Not only will this help to insure that new or changed products and services will succeed, but it also saves a ton of money by not persuing unviable or marginal ideas.
Expand focuses on operationalizing and eventually commoditizing new and innovative products and services, and how these can be sustained and supported. Expand also aims to create an understanding of how the organisation can further improve. A fundamental precept in Expand is measurement and analysis and we advocate data-driven (objective) desion making. The aim of Expand is not only quality delivery and optimized operations, but using these as a foundation to SCALE at an ever increasing pace!
|Stage||You do||You get|
|Extract||Analyse and strategize||Digital portfolio to help manage producs services, and their financial viability|
|Explore||Innovate and design||New or improved products or services, with validated viability|
|Expand||Build, implement & measure||Satisfied customers, stable operations and ability to scale|
In a recent study Forrester Research showed that innovation and design-driven organisations outperform their counterparts on the S&P500 by 219% over 10 years.
This study also showed that innovation and design-driven organisations:
If you are a traditional organisation that struggles to remain relevant in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and don't know what to do with Digital Transformation – ADapT was developed with your needs in mind!
You don't need a technical background or formal business and finanial management skills - anyone can learn how to optimize their organisation for the Digital Age.
Can start-ups use ADapT? Yes – for sure. The process will just be simpler for you than for an incumbent organisation. ADapT will also ensure that as your enterprise grows, the vital management systems are in place to scale as quickly as possible.
All the techniques and methods described in ADapT work on the premise that multi-disciplinary teams will do the work. We also encourage the involvement of people across the organisational hierarchy, e.g. it's amazing what insights a new employee fresh out of university may have.
A key feature of 4th industrial companies are that work is cross-functional.
Workshops are practical deep-dives on each of the three ADapT Phases. Workshops are done either in-chouse where we work on your unique issues and come up with solutions you can immediately start using OR public workshops where practical work is based on given scenarios.
Workshops are 3 days each and cover three topics:
Completing all three qualifications leads to the capstone Digital Transformation Manager
The primary teacher for their program is Johann Botha who has 37 years of Executive and IT Management experience. Johann has worked in the full spectrum of enterprise environments, and many industry segments, with most time spent in financial services, logistics, transport and IT.
Johann is well-known in the IT industry, both locally and internationally. He has authored or co-authored books on IT Service Management, IT Governance, Quality Management, Progressive IT Practices and Digital Transformation. He is the lead author of the ADapT Model and the VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied book, which helps businesses embrace digital transformation effectively.
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