The Digital Transformation Lifecycle


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6 Sessions



Skill Level




This course is in the process of tbeing approved as a Wits University accredited short course. 

In this, the third decade of the 21st Century, digital technology permeates all aspects of our social and professional lives. Digital Transformation has become an imperative in organisations, large and small, public and private. The key challenge faced by anyone who runs an organisation is “How do we go Digital?”. Even for those organisations that have undergone digital transformation, the question that remains is “How do we continue to evolve and grow as digital organisations?”

This course takes a lifecycle model approach to Digital Transformation.  The four phases in the Digital Transformation Lifecycle (DTLC) are: (i) Develop a Business Case for Digital Transformation; (ii) Devise a Strategy; (iii) Design and Plan the Implementation of the Strategy; and, (iv) Implement the Plan. There are feedback loops from each phase in the DTLC to previous phases.

The course focusses on each phase of the DTLC individually and then brings them together via a set of case studies and group exercises.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

The target audience for this course is anyone interested in how an organisation undergoes digital transformation. This includes those who manage and lead organisations – large and small, and those  who support such leaders. Participants in this course might be business owners, CEO’s, managers and consultants. They might also be those within an organisation tasked with planning and implementing a Digital Transformation project.

Since the focus of the course is on the management of the DT journey, participants need not have knowledge or experience in digital technologies.


I'm Barry Dwolatzky- your lecturer for this course

I’m head of Software Engineering at Wits and the founder and director of the JCSE. One of my greatest passions is teaching. I look forward to engaging with you on this interesting new course.

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