Teaching an elephant to dance: Executive summary

Over time, enterprise applications can devolve into the stereotypical elephant—opaque, cumbersome, and slow to adapt to changes. These elephants can be trained to be nimble and transformative, as long as there is a clear vision of the final state and the people, process, and technology changes to support it. This strategy is digital transformation as an evolutionary process—where there is no ideal outcome and each path reflects the organization’s unique purpose and personality.