Discovery for Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

Why bother with Discovery, it takes too long!?

Not any more!! Using LINQ, you can enter your current state content in real-time as your subject matter experts contribute their knowledge about how works gets done today. Future State modelling is the same – capture your ideas, content from providers or existing plans for change and discover the impact your transformation will have, before you commit to action. It’s super simple and super fast!

The outcomes from your Discovery work will contributes to several of the well-established phases needed to implement a successful transformation; 1 – Discovery, 2 – Audit, 3 – Benchmark, 4 – Plan and 6 – Report.

Now you talk with your leadership with confidence, having the data and facts you need to demostrate that your transformation will create business value.

Discovery for Digital Transformation

Why is it important?


Discovery for Digital Transformation is important because it allows organisations to gain a detailed understanding of the scale of the change they want to make and to build a business case for investing in that change. Here are the elements of Digital Transformation which can be enhanced by a good discovery process using LINQ.

Work out where to start

Organisations do not always know where to start on the digital transformation journey.

A LINQ discovery process using the Digital Twin of the Organisation, delivers a clear audit of business benefits and a robust business case that allows executives to plan and manage the simplest or highest benefit from the ‘map of opportunity’.

Once completed they can then pick the next highest value change to make against their audit. In this way the organisation can ‘learn its way’ into digital transformation and will better discover opportunities as they go.

Focus is also shifted from cost as a measure of prioritisation, to value of outcome as the measure.

Benchmark accurate and detailed costs

Business cases that use hard data to quantify costs and benefits are much more compelling than those that do not.

Using LINQ an organisation can benchmark accurate and detailed costs for people, systems, and processes to use in reporting on current and future state, informing the business case and decision makers.

LINQ delivers rapid discovery results

Most discovery processes are costly and time consuming to do well. Not any more!

A tool such as LINQ allows very rapid discovery and delivers insights and hard data that supports the business case. Simply get your team in a room and add content in real-time into LINQ and use it’s dashboards and insights to discover the impact change will have on your business.

Using LINQ, organisations can afford to carry out comprehensive discovery as part of planning, because it is so efficient.

Engage staff early in the process

Where discovery is not complete the engagement levels of staff can be impacted, particularly where they believe their areas of responsibility are not best represented by the discovery output.

A complete discovery process using LINQ eases the fears of staff that their concerns or input will not be represented, reduces fear of change, and builds engagement with the transformation project.

Discover end-to-end impacts across functions within your organisation

Digital Transformation initiatives typically create change across functions within an organisation.

If the discovery process does not capture processes end-to-end across the organisation, then changes made can stop important processes or make them more difficult.

This can undermine staff support for digital transformation and impact organisation value.

Using LINQ an organisation can take a ‘Systems Thinking’ approach and model all the activities of a process so that all impacts of change are understood and included in the business case.

Avoid nasty surprises!

Incomplete discovery processes can lead to nasty surprises part way through an approved Digital Transformation where un-analysed activities come to light.

This often leads to project scope creep, risking project budgets and delivery timeframes.

It also impacts the risk appetite of organisations where they have failed projects, limiting innovation and value creation.

LINQ delivers rapid discovery results

Digital Transformation can be a time-consuming process.

Discovery using LINQ not only accelerates the process, the ‘hard data’ delivered makes reporting and selection of the highest value investments quick and easy.

Likewise, business cases are quick to prepare with compelling data.

LINQs visualisations put you in control when it comes to implementation

Organisations can experience significant vendor lock-in where the vendor that completes discovery develops significant IP about their client organisation, making it difficult to disengage with them if their delivery is not good enough.

Using LINQ, organisations have detailed graphical representations of their organisation processes and artefacts that they can take to inform another organisation.

Persistent models are easily updated as your transformation continues

Once an organisation has carried out discovery using LINQ that model is available for all future assessment of changes that can be made.

LINQ models are persistent and with a little maintenance can be kept up to date.

Ready for the next step?


Head to our Case Studies to see how others are utilising LINQ, or click the start a free trial below to start your 14 day trial.

You’ll have access to on-boarding advice and support through your trial, so you can see how LINQ can ensure your process optimisation is a resounding success.

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