Name
Engineering the Digital Transformation
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Description

 In digital transformation, barriers to change often outweigh efforts for improvement - starting with leadership buy-in. These efforts are further stalled by the lack of knowledge around how to actually drive change. During this session, Gary Gruver, an expert IT/business consultant and well-known author, will share how organizations can pragmatically effect change by taking a different approach and why they should consider organizational change management focused specifically on software.

This framework, Engineering the Digital Transformation (EDT), provides a systematic approach for continuous improvement in software with many small changes that don’t require huge investments and are easy to reverse. Instead of trying to tell people what to do based on what worked for others, the EDT approach reduces the barriers to change by empowering software leaders and practitioners to learn how to guide their own improvement projects by making waste and inefficiencies visible.

Key Takeaways:
Lessons from manufacturing - Attendees will learn how principles that have proven to deliver dramatic improvements for manufacturing can be modified to take advantage of the unique characteristics and capabilities of software.
Lessons from organizational change management - Gruver will share how he has applied ideas from leading organizational change management experts to help companies get past the challenge of investing in improvements and embrace new ways of working.
Vision for continuous improvement for digital transformation - Gruver will share his vision, based on his experiences working with software organizations, to motivate as many people as possible to start making improvements and guide them through the transformation journey.

Gary Gruver