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New Ovum White Paper: Managing Complex Change in Digital Transformation

ovum-digital-transformation-intland-softwareAdjusting to digital transformation means a growing challenge for organizations of all shapes and sizes. In this new white paper, independent analysts from Ovum analyze the strategies that leading innovators adapt to future-proof their product delivery processes. Read on for key insights & access the white paper free of charge!

The far-reaching consequences of global digital transformation affect more and more businesses, regardless of what industry they operate in. That’s especially true for advanced engineering companies, whose development processes and end products increasingly rely on software. In the case of safety-critical product development, there’s a whole new layer of complexity that developers are grappling with as we enter the digital era. That's the challenge that this new white paper by Ovum (an Informa Tech company) analyzes. The paper also offers solutions based on case studies with an autonomous driving systems supplier, a major automobile manufacturer, and an international life sciences vendor (all customers of Intland Software). Read on for more details, or scroll to the bottom to access the white paper right away!

Digital market landscape

“In the safety-critical product development sector, digital transformation brings new challenges and intensifies existing ones. Challenges such as software capabilities and tooling used to only concern the development team but are now turning into strategic issues that directly affect core processes and the organization's value chain.” –  Michael Azoff in Ovum: Managing Complex Change in Digital Transformation

Agile methodologies and DevOps are growing in popularity as service-oriented architectures, cloud-native strategies, AI and machine learning gain traction and increasingly become the norm. Managing changes and complexity in this turbulent environment is a huge challenge for traditional organizations.

Realizing that digital transformation is no longer an option but a crucial strategic step that helps avoid being left behind, product development organizations are adopting several coping strategies to adjust.

Challenges & strategies of digital X

Upon a thorough analysis of this changing digital environment, the white paper identifies certain key challenges of digital transformation around the topics of:

  • Speed of regulatory change, which makes it more difficult to achieve compliance
  • Risk management, and the need for integrating it as part of product design and planning
  • Multi-team collaboration, working across disciplines and teams on a global scale
  • Product complexity as a result of software focus and its tight integration with hardware
  • Traceability for product quality and regulatory compliance
  • Quality Assurance & easy access to adequate tooling for non-digital native QA staff
  • Time to market and faster iterations compressing design and development time

Taking the use cases of an autonomous driving systems supplier, a major automobile manufacturer, and an international life sciences vendor (all customers of Intland Software), the paper analyzes the impact that digital transformation has on advanced engineering companies. Based on these mini case studies, as well as the market insights of Ovum’s Distinguished Analyst Michael Azoff, the paper identifies crucial factors in future-proofing key product development processes.

Successful strategies for adapting to these changes include the adoption of Agile and, where relevant, DevOps practices – if necessary, also drawing on established Agile frameworks such as Large-Scale Scrum, Disciplined Agile Delivery, or the Scaled Agile Framework. Access the white paper below for key insights!

Ovum’s white paper also finds that organizations thriving in this digital environment use integrated Application Lifecycle Management, and the paper establishes that such tools are essential for a successful transformation. Flexible configurability is key so that ALM doesn’t limit innovation in product delivery:

“Every organization has its own unique design and development process and will always need to change a tool to fit its process (no one should buy a tool and change their process to fit the tool). Where codeBeamer shines is that the changes can all be done through configuration and not require customization.“ –  Michael Azoff in Ovum: Managing Complex Change in Digital Transformation

Learn more about the challenges of digital transformation for product development companies, and successful strategies that global innovators apply to adapt to this change! Download Ovum’s white paper titled Managing Complex Change in Digital Transformation – The role for ALM in managing software development complexity free of charge:

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Managing Complex Change in Digital Transformation