The Digital Formula

LSA Digital

Transformations are hard and the majority of them fail (according to a McKinsey study). Wouldn't it be great if there was a "Digital Formula" that ensures success? In this podcast we talk about the ingredients of a digital transformation - strategy-aligned services, well architected, delivered in an agile fashion. read less
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Episodes

Ep. 5 - Lean User Experience: Larry Marine
Apr 10 2024
Ep. 5 - Lean User Experience: Larry Marine
In this episode of the podcast we are talking about "Lean User Experience" and how you can include it in your solution designs and architectures. Larry Marine's Background: 34 years of experience in user experience researchLearned from Dr. Don Norman, father of user experienceWorked in healthcare, e-commerce, enterprise, web appsAuthored "Disruptive Research" book on user-centered design methods User Experience Design vs. User Interface Design: UX is broader, encompasses UIUX focuses on solving user problems, understanding human psychology and behaviorsUI focuses on visual aspects, like interior design in a house metaphor Importance of UX: User research redefines problems users are trying to solveUsers want desired outcomes, not just featuresExample: ProFlowers website organized by occasion, revolutionized online florist industry Collaboration with Business Process Modelers: Collaborates with process modelers and business leadersHelps fine-tune solutions based on user insightsIdentifies new solution approaches based on observed problems Setting up User Research: Initial observations to get a big pictureInterviews for deeper insights, understanding workaroundsCollaborative approach with users, business stakeholders, and process modelers Applicability to Customer Experience: Lessons applicable to both employee and customer experienceStreamline employee journeys to make tasks easier   Larry can be reached at Larry.Marine@lsadigital.com, or on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larrymarine/. His book "Disruptive Research" is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Disruptive-Research-Discover-Revolutionary-Innovations-ebook/dp/B0CGHCSVBB. Please reach out to us by sending an email to ⁠podcast@⁠leanscaledarchitects.com :-)
Ep. 1 - The Digital Formula
Mar 13 2024
Ep. 1 - The Digital Formula
The Digital Formula is a podcast that focuses on digital transformations and how to ensure successful results. It emphasizes the importance of aligning service to strategy, architecting solutions well, and delivering them in an agile fashion. The hosts, Roland Woldt and Mike Idengren, introduce themselves and discuss their approach to modern digital transformation, emphasizing agility and user experience (UX). The hosts explain the digital formula, which includes agile people, lean processes, scalable tech investments, and secure user experience, all divided by full life cycle costs, to achieve reliable and sustainable business and IT services.The three-step approach to applying the digital formula includes discovery, road maps, and transparent execution, allowing for flexibility and course corrections.Mike's company, Lean Scaled Architects, specializes in practicing the digital formula and offers services in agility at scale, lean portfolio management, agile enterprise architecture, and digital IT service management.The hosts discuss the importance of defining objectives and key results, prioritizing investments, and implementing in small iterations to achieve successful digital transformation. Listeners are encouraged to visit the LSA Digital website or reach out via email to learn more about the digital formula and receive a free consultation for their own digital transformation projects. Mike can be reached via his LinkedIn profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/idengren) or via email at mike@lsadigital.com. Roland can be reached via his LinkedIn profile here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rolandwoldt. Please reach out to us by sending an email to ⁠podcast@⁠leanscaledarchitects.com :-)