Driving Digital

The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology
Narrated by: Tom Parks
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The race is on to become a digital enterprise. 

Every organization has a plan for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that's not enough anymore. With disruptive startups outperforming industry stalwarts, executives everywhere are pushing greater growth and innovation. Staying competitive demands a complete digital transformation. 

For professionals charged with leading technology-driven change, the pressure is intense - and the path forward unclear. Author Isaac Sacolick has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape digital-business best practices. Now in Driving Digital, he shares the lessons he's learned, detailing how to: 

  • Formulate a digital strategy 
  • Transform business and IT practices 
  • Align Development and Operations 
  • Promote agile practices 
  • Drive culture change 
  • Bolster digital talent 
  • Manage a portfolio of initiatives 
  • Capture and track ROI 
  • Strengthen data-driven decision making and expand data science practices 
  • Cultivate strategic technology capabilities 
  • Develop innovative digital products 
  • Enable product management 
  • Pilot emerging technologies 
  • Become smarter faster 

Every company is on the cusp of digital disruption. But with so many pieces to the puzzle, efforts often get derailed. Driving Digital is the action plan you need to take your company and career into the future.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Isaac Sacolick (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with AMACOM, a division of American Management Association International, New York.

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Best book I have read on Digital Transformation

Several points set this book apart from some others that I have read.

First, the author is technical, and has actually been hands-on for at least three transformations. Some CIOs are not technical, but this author can speak with authority because he has been deep enough in the weeds for the reader to trust his analysis and recommendations.

Second, I agree completely with the authors statements on Agile, Quality Assurance Teams, and DevOps as a whole. I have experience in a few of the areas, and he is spot on with his analysis. One cannot run a digital transformation without embracing Agile, QA, and DevOps. This book reinforces why.

I learned a lot from this book regarding Agile Portfolio Management and transformation into a data-driven organization. After reading the book, I learned why some regular practices will cause long-term problems.

I also really like how author speaks with candor, especially in both the introduction and the closing. I appreciate that he is a straight-shooter and tells it like it is. There needs to be more candor like this in many organizations.

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Legit information

It’s a long listen/read but I guarantee you will find at least one nugget of insight even if you are a 20+ year veteran in your field. Highly recommended, I will need to read it again.

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A must read for business execs

I love that the author is a CIO that has led three digital transformation exercises. These experiences helps him express just why he suggest certain ways of working and how to effectively manage those resources. I learnt a lot about the topic especially the intricacies of agile practices. I think it’s an ideal read for business executives looking to digitise their business to understand how to go about doing it.

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it's all right

If you read a lot on this subject there is nothing new here. But if this is your introduction to Digital organizations and practices, this is a solid summary.

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Just a long lecture on agile

Turns out to be a long-winded lecture on agile. I did not find it insightful or thought provoking.

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good in the beginning & end, boring in the middle.

I really like the first few sections of this book, that got lost in the middle when he started talking about technical program development stuff. The ending was pretty good.

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Extremely Judgemental

The book was written based on author’s experiences, therefore is full of judgements and without any case-based arguments.
Content is interesting but should be reduced to 1/5 of the current size