Developing your Digitalisation Action Plan

 

Course Details

Location Online
Duration 1.5 Hours
Cost £75
Qualification Course 3 of 3 in the Practical Steps to Digitalising Your Manufacturing Business Certificate

Further Details

Course Access Lifetime
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Many SMEs recognise the value of digitalisation but are yet to take their first steps towards embracing it . For some, that’s because they’re not sure how and where to start. Others feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information, advice, and potential solutions.

Whatever your starting point, this third course in our online certificate series guides you through a practical planning process that will help you to begin your journey. Supported by experienced subject matter experts, you’ll create personalised plan of action that will help to drive meaningful improvements – through both quick wins and longer-term projects – now and in the future.  You’ll apply a logical, systematic methodology to the most relevant areas of your organisation, fuelling performance benefits linked directly to your strategic goals and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Through our interactive sessions and comprehensive self-study template, you’ll confidently map out your first practical steps towards a specific and relevant digitalisation plan for your business. Once complete, your personalised action plan will help you to keep your digitalisation journey on track as you begin to engage with experts and solutions to turn your ideas into reality.

Start your journey

Course Introduction

Including video from subject matter expert with kudos explaining what the course does and why it’s great…

Many SMEs recognise the value of digitalisation but are yet to take their first steps towards embracing it . For some, that’s because they’re not sure how and where to start. Others feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information, advice, and potential solutions.

Whatever your starting point, this third course in our online certificate series guides you through a practical planning process that will help you to begin your journey. Supported by experienced subject matter experts, you’ll create personalised plan of action that will help to drive meaningful improvements – through both quick wins and longer-term projects – now and in the future.  You’ll apply a logical, systematic methodology to the most relevant areas of your organisation, fuelling performance benefits linked directly to your strategic goals and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Through our interactive sessions and comprehensive self-study template, you’ll confidently map out your first practical steps towards a specific and relevant digitalisation plan for your business. Once complete, your personalised action plan will help you to keep your digitalisation journey on track as you begin to engage with experts and solutions to turn your ideas into reality.

Start your journey

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Who is the course for?

Including video from subject matter expert with kudos explaining what the course does and why it’s great…

Many SMEs recognise the value of digitalisation but are yet to take their first steps towards embracing it . For some, that’s because they’re not sure how and where to start. Others feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information, advice, and potential solutions.

Whatever your starting point, this third course in our online certificate series guides you through a practical planning process that will help you to begin your journey. Supported by experienced subject matter experts, you’ll create personalised plan of action that will help to drive meaningful improvements – through both quick wins and longer-term projects – now and in the future.  You’ll apply a logical, systematic methodology to the most relevant areas of your organisation, fuelling performance benefits linked directly to your strategic goals and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Through our interactive sessions and comprehensive self-study template, you’ll confidently map out your first practical steps towards a specific and relevant digitalisation plan for your business. Once complete, your personalised action plan will help you to keep your digitalisation journey on track as you begin to engage with experts and solutions to turn your ideas into reality.

Start your journey

What will I learn?

This self-guided online course introduces a process to identify impactful changes that address your challenges and deliver on your objectives. We’ll help you objectively assess your current processes and future vision to reveal your best opportunities for digital interventions. You’ll then create an initial action plan to drive meaningful improvements through suitable digital strategies and solutions. The course format means you’re free to learn at your own pace, in your own space, whenever suits you best. As you progress, an interactive template helps you immediately apply your new knowledge and understanding to your business’s specific circumstances and challenges. Once complete, this tool enables you to confidently engage with internal teams and external support to begin your journey towards effective digitalisation.

Focus on the right goals – and the insight that data can provide about them

A plan for success should always start with the end goal in mind. What are your key business aims? Which pain points are holding you back? And how does your current data flow relate to them?

No matter where you are in your digitalisation journey today, there will be actions you can take to deliver improvements. We’ll show you how to find the right steps for your business.

Take an honest look at where you are now (even if you’re paper-based) and set a realistic vision of where you’d like to go

Our digital capability maturity assessment will help you pinpoint the gap between where you are now and where you could be. We’ll guide you to define a realistic and achievable future state that directly impacts your KPIs and business aims.

Small gains and quick wins are just as important as longer-term strategic projects. So, even if you’re entirely paper-based and rely wholly on the know-how of your team, there are digital steps you can take to elevate your business performance.

Create a personalised action plan of short- and long-term goals so you’re ready to take your first positive steps towards successful digitalisation

Focusing on your specific goals and narrowing down the options based on objective assessments of your current state will guarantee a targeted approach to your digital action plan. It also helps you effectively engage external support to shape a more detailed digital roadmap.

You’ll see how both quick wins and larger investment solutions can be considered as key parts of a strategy to enhance your business, and how to set out a realistic action plan for implementing digital capability to enhance your business’s agility, flexibility and efficiency.

 

What does the course cover?

Part 1 – What are the steps to developing a plan?

  • Make sure digitalisation works for you – select the processes and dataflows that are most relevant to your business goals
  • Set an achievable vision of the future that will support your performance
  • Consider your solutions options and set long- and short-term actions for implementation
  • Prepare to succeed by identifying the best external support and resources to help your team deliver your vision successfully

Part 2 – See the process in action

  • Follow a management team as they assess their business challenges and work towards creating their digitalisation action plan
  • See how a short- and long-term implementation plan contributes to quick win results and forward-looking strategic targets

Digital Steps template

Throughout the course, you’ll use a specially designed ‘Digital Steps’ template to help you apply your learning to your own business situation. So on completion, you’ll have a framework action plan to build on with your team. The template will be a valuable tool as you engage with external support, helping keep your digitalisation journey on track and aligned to your business aims.

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Next steps

This module is the final course in a series of three that comprises our Practical Steps to Digitalising Your Business Certificate, which can be purchased as a bundle here.

By the end of Step 3, you’ll be ready to use your completed initial action plan to discuss your journey with your teams, and to initiate conversations with the external support you may need.

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