Many organizations, especially large ones, are struggling to implement and drive their digital transformations. In fact, only about a third of large-scale digital transformation efforts succeed. No wonder, considering the multitude of external and internal pressures and complexities that have to be addressed. External pressures snowball at the rapid pace of technological progress and corresponding changes in customer behavior. Internal legacy, complexity, stakeholders and the organization’s cultural identity often feel like a static, solid hindrance that desperately needs to be broken down and put in motion.
What is in a name? Would a toolkit by any other name seem as useful? In this post, I delve into what comprises innovation “toolkits”—and make a stab at classifying them. What is the difference between a playbook and a manual? This taxonomy development is a step in building our resource to help public sector innovators navigate, sequence, and tweak tools and methods to facilitate their innovation journeys.
This playbook is intended for the business and technical leadership for new and existing Microsoft partners that are adding a new practice to their business focused on Data Platform & Analytics.