Digital transformation essentials


In order to stay competitive in today’s business environment, organisations need to evolve and transform their offerings to stay relevant in a time of accelerated changes. Digital transformations are essential to adapt your services to ensure your digital capabilities are in line with market trends. 

To be successful, organisations need a resilient IT infrastructure to provide the best customer experience, increase efficiency and improve business performance. Through a successful digital transformation organisations can streamline workflow, ensure they are responsive to change, maximise ROI and increase profits. 

Essentials of digital transformation

In order for a digital transformation to be successful and meet all the business objectives, there are a few essential components to consider, including: 

Effective strategy – Successful digital transformation requires proper planning and an effective strategy.

Proactive leadership – Digital transformation requires good leadership to ensure the transformation meets the project/program outcomes.

Skill allocation- Allocation of skills and choosing the right team to roll out the digital transformation is essential. 

Review of technologies – Identifying what technologies will deliver the best ROI to meet the key outcomes of your digital transformation. 

Change management plan and ongoing communication – All stakeholders need to be fully informed and understand the changes taking place throughout all stages of the digital transformation.  

Transformation optimisation – All aspects of the digital transformation need to be assessed to ensure it is optimised for success. 

Review – It’s important to conduct a thorough review once the digital transformation is complete in order to assess if the project/program outcomes were met. 

Digital assurance for digital transformations

Digital assurance assures the success of digital transformations to ensure it meets all business outcomes. A digital assurance professional’s role is to improve all aspects of the project or program and identify any areas of improvement. They will check if skills and resources have been allocated efficiently and pre-empt risks by assessing project management approaches. 

Digital assurance gives project/program managers an independent perspective on the project/program to instill confidence to meet all business objectives and improve the customer experience. 

How can digital assurance help your organisation’s digital transformation

Digital assurance is valuable as it helps to ensure the success of digital transformation. A digital assurance professional can help to: 

  • Assess the digital transformation at key decision points.
  • Identify any risks before they materialise and offer solutions.
  • Ensure skills and resources are allocated effectively.
  • Maintain effective and consistent implementation of good practice. 
  • Ensure the greatest success of meeting program and project outcomes. 
  • Ensure the project/program meets the needs of the customer. 

Global Digital Assurance’s role in digital transformations

Our on-demand training courses are designed especially for assurance reviewers, governments and organisations. Our global standard of professional assurance accreditation empowers organisations with an in-house assurance professional to ensure the success of your digital transformations.

We support individuals, organisations and assurance professionals by offering modernised assurance training courses that are aligned to best practice standards for agile and gated assurance. 

With our holistic approach, we’re able to deliver accredited programs built for modern digital environments. These programs were created in collaboration with public and private sector assurance advocates, governments, PMO’s, portfolio owners, program managers and peak industry bodies. 

The Global Gateway Assurance and Global Agile Assurance

Organisations need independent guidance to ensure a positive outcome for their program or project. The Global Gateway Assurance and Global Agile Assurance is the world’s best practice standard for assurance methods, models, tools and accredited reviewer training.

Contact us and find out how we can help you assure the success of your next digital transformation.