At Keyva we believe it is incredibly important to meet our clients where they are in their digital transformation journey. We get that there are a lot of moving parts involved with your initiatives, and adopting DevOps is no exception. Among other things, you have to take into account the organizational impacts, including those affecting process. Equally vital is having foresight to anticipate the implications for shared tooling. There are multiple stakeholders and, with occasionally conflicting preferences and processes, it can be hard to strike an accord and forge a single path forward.
Building this consensus is an increasingly common challenge and, at Keyva, we have found this challenge to be best solved through doing a series of formal assessments, which go beyond your standard workshop. The purpose of these assessments is to drive clarity, build that singular consensus, and provide an actionable path forward.
So, how do we do it?
- Get it Together. We recommend scheduling time with all of the stakeholders to go over the need-to-knows for the project. What is the ultimate goal? Who is involved? What does everyone need to make it happen?
- Go Deep. After the initial review, it’s time to gain greater insight on the current state of the organization and the goals. We like to take this time to talk about the desired outcomes for the project, and go through the challenges and opportunities in front of you, to forge a clear path ahead. Assess. Review. Plan. Next, we compile an overall assessment of your situation.
- Keyva’s assessments also leverage our experience and knowledge of industry best practices, to ensure every concern is met. The assessment documents should include the things you have learned about where you are today, what is important to you, and what technology capabilities you’re looking to develop, as well as uncover the next steps necessary to move ahead with your plans.
Once you have undergone this series of assessments, you can come up with an actionable roadmap, and begin to plan out a general timeline for when you would like to meet your organization’s needs. Admittedly, this is the time where it pays to have a strong partner, like Keyva, whose recommendations not only help to keep your timeline reasonable, but include detailed justifications and specific recommendations to help you and your stakeholders drive that new found consensus and clarity, so that you can move forward in the best possible way for your organization.
When it comes down to it, undergoing a digital transformation is an involved process. It is a journey you can certainly chose to take on your own, but if you could use a partner to help you guide you through building that consensus, coming up with actionably plans for moving ahead, and help light the path, reach out to Keyva. We’re here to help!
|Jesse Langhoff is the Sales Director for Keyva, an Information and Technology Services company, based in Minneapolis, MN. He specializes in cloud, automation and DevOps, with a focus on new and emerging technologies. He is a relationship-based sales executive, with his primary focus being on meeting the business needs of his clients.|
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