In part four of the digital transformation series, we discuss why onshore could be the solution to IT’s digital transformation and backlog problems and the key strategies to consider when developing an onshore sourcing model.

If one accepts that digital transformation is driving the need for new skills, an expansive range of skills, and skills in close proximity AND that budget inadequacy inhibits a company’s ability to make the necessary investments then…

In Part three of the digital transformation series we discuss technology resources in greater detail and why some of them just cannot solve IT’s digital transformation problem.

As stated in Part One of the Digital Transformation Series, IT departments have a finite list of options for technical resources with a universe of possibilities limited to only four alternatives. Below, we will discuss and analyze the four possible resource solutions.

1. Employee

Employees are technical resources hired and employed by the business, typically located in the United States. For digital transformation, these resources range in salary from $75,000 to $150,000 per year plus benefits.

2. Onsite Contractor (“Onsite”)

In case you aren’t aware, businesses are undergoing a digital transformation significantly more revolutionary than the .com era of the 1990’s - and the transformation is virtually unstoppable. New social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies are driving businesses to create new advantages with customers and the global market. In this four-part series, we will discuss the digital transformation journey, solutions to the technology resource problem, why certain tech resources just won’t work and why businesses are moving toward onshore resources.

In my last post, we discussed some of Agile’s weaknesses and why enterprises are not quite ready for pure Agile transformation. We believe Agile best practices, especially in the domain of enterprise applications, will continuously improve as the Agile framework becomes field driven. Based on our experience, we have several conclusions on enterprise or point solution Agile projects.

1. Enterprise Agile will be different than Agile for commercial applications