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BOOK REVIEW

Book Title: Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation through Technology
Author: Isaac Sacolick
Publisher: AMACOM
List Price: $29.95
Format: 305 pages, hardback
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-0814438602
Reviewer: Pranab Das, PMP
Review Date: December 2018

 



Introduction

Driving Digital by Isaac Sacolick is a leader’s guide to business transformation through technology. In this book, he shares his experience and best practices about formulating a digital strategy, transforming business and IT practices, aligning operations, promoting Agile methods, driving culture change, tracking the return of investment, strengthening data-driven decision making, expanding data science practices, cultivating strategic technology capabilities and develop innovative digital products faster. This book covers areas of management, e-commerce, entrepreneurship and strategic planning for digital transformation.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The chapters of Driving Digital are organized to walk the reader through the process of rolling out a digital transformation.

  • Chapter 1 The Transformation Imperative

Beginning Transformation—Every Day Is Day One
What is Digital Business?

  • Chapter 2 Agile Transformational Practices

Understanding Agile Practices
Agile Planning Practices
Aligning Software Development Life Cycle to Agile—What is your Minimal Viable Practice?
Release Lifecycle
Transformational Improvements Through Agile

  • Chapter 3 Technical Foundations for Transformation

Introducing the New IT Operations
Agile Operations Defined
Agile Architecture
IT Culture

  • Chapter 4 Agile Portfolio Management

What Is Everyone Working On?
Implementing Portfolio Management
Financial Portfolio Practices
Final Thoughts on Agile Portfolio Management

  • Chapter 5 Transforming to a Data-Driven Organization

To Become Data Driven, Start by Reviewing Our Past Data Sins
The Challenges of Enabling Big Data and Data Science
Transforming to a Big Data Organization
Transforming IT With Data Services
The Agile Data Organization
Summary of Data Governance
Data-Driven Culture Summary

  • Chapter 6 Driving Revenue Through Digital Products

Strategic Planning Digital Revenue Products
Product Strategy in Digital Transformation
From Strategy to Product Planning
From Product Planning to Development
What Digital Leaders Should Do to Enable Product Management

  • Chapter 7 Driving Digital: Smarter and Faster

The Cultural Underpinnings of Digital Organizations
Driving Digital—The Lens of Smarter-Faster

Highlights

I would start reading the chapters in serial order from beginning to end. The major sections of the book are:

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About the Reviewer


Pranab Das, PMP

Dallas, Texas

 

 

 

 Mr. Pranab Das is a seasoned IT professional with experience in various industries providing innovative IT solutions with best practices and positive ROIs. He is a results-oriented technology manager with demonstrated expertise in Cloud, IT infrastructure, project management, agile software development, systems engineering, enterprise architecture, cybersecurity, application development, IT risk management and technical product management. Pranab has a master’s degree in engineering and an MBA. He has obtained the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and various IT project management certifications. He is a member of the Dallas chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

 

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