Here we see how these disciplines are orchestrated together
to form the work carried out within any phase. Note that Governance &
Lobbying is not carried out once at the end but instead is continuously
We begin by Confirming the
Motivation and Constraints we have been given and then go on to Refine the Motivation to the level required for this
phase. At the same time we can begin to Discover the
Current State that exists which is our starting point for what needs to
be transformed. Having understood the requirements and the current state to a
sufficient level we then go on to Design Solution
Options and to choose an option. Finally we can do the “Real Work” which
is to Design the Solution.
It is funny (or maybe that should be depressing) that many
Enterprises operate Transformation processes that force people to work solely
on the Design Solution work, without having done the necessary other work. The
problems and issues associated with that kind of approach is obvious to
understand - and yet it still happens in many Enterprises.
One particular project I once worked on (this is just one
example of many) only had the Design Solution work in it and no Discovery.
Being Mr Picky, insisted on doing the Discovery work (because it is impossible
to change what you cannot see) before I did the Design Solution work. Instead
of being thanked, my contract was not renewed.
Does your Enterprise allow
people to do required pre‑work?
Does your Enterprise provide
all the input information required for people to do their jobs?
How does your Enterprise
orchestrate the Transformation disciplines?