Build a Digital Transformation Dream Team

Learn how to develop a high performance team that can transform your company into a digital leader.
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Instructed by Mike Connor Business / Strategy
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

This course is designed to help you define, identify, and develop a cross organizational - high performance digital business strategy and transformation team. It provides a powerful framework and tools that help you focus your company on the right team development issues, organize your efforts, define and develop your team, and hold your first planning meeting.

Build a High Performance Team That Can Transform Your Company Into a Digital Leader.

  • Define team roles and responsibilities
  • Identify and qualify the best possible candidates
  • Assess and develop team skills
  • Define and lead a powerful initial planning meeting

Gain the insight and tools you need to quickly define, organize, launch, and manage a digital team that can successfully establish your company as a digital leader.

This course takes you step by step through creating a digital strategy and transformation team. It guides you in selecting, managing, developing and supporting that team. And provides detailed guidance on how to define and manage your initial planning meeting.

It includes 9 lessons, a 90 page interactive workbook and a 390 slide presentation deck to facilitate stakeholder and team definition and planning meetings.

Course lessons include:

  • Introduction to Building a Digital Dream Team
  • Defining Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Assigning Team Leader Specific Responsibilities
  • Establishing a Successful Team Management Methodology
  • Assess, Training and Developing Team Skills
  • Preparing for Your Initial Planning Meeting
  • Facilitating Your Team Planning Meeting
  • Establishing Strategic, Transformation, and Discovery Priorities

This course is part of the “Competing for the Digital Future" a comprehensive 8 part, executive level program on digital leadership. The program is based on years of helping build successful high tech teams that can translate emerging technology into business momentum. I look forward to helping you build an amazing team and successful digital future for your company.

What are the requirements?

  • This course is the second course in "Competing for the Digital Future | A Leadership Program for Digital Strategy and Transformation". Students will benefit tremendously from taking the first course "An Introduction to Digital Strategy and Transformation.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course you will learn how to establish, organize, develop and lead a high performance cross-organizational digital strategy and transformation team.
  • You will be provided insight and tools that help you: Define and communicate the need for a cross-organizational team, Identify and qualify potential candidates, Define roles and responsibilities, Assess and develop essential team skills and competencies, Organize and manage the team and their efforts, and Prepare for and lead an initial team-building and planning meeting.

Who is the target audience?

  • Senior leaders and executives of mid to large size organizations that are responsible for developing and implementing their company's digital strategy and transformation program.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Overview

This lecture provides you an overview of the concepts covered in the course and the tools provided.

Course Resources
1 page
Section 2: Introduction to Building a Digital Dream Team

In this lecture you will be introduced to the core team development phase of digital transformation and what it takes to make it successful

When you're done with this lesson you'll be able to discuss

>> Why proactively developing a strong digital strategy and transformation team is so important

>> What the leadership roles and structure are

>> The deliverables you and your team will create

>> and why holding an initial off-site planning session for the team is critical to success

Introduction to Building a Digital Dream Team - Quiz
4 questions
Section 3: Team Leader Qualification

When you are done with this lesson you will be able to define the qualities and capabilities essential to the leadership team you are about to entrust your company's digital future to, and to identify potential candidates and assess their qualifications.

Team Leader Qualification - Quiz
4 questions
Section 4: Team Roles and Responsibilities

The objective of this lecture is to make sure that you know what the overall roles are and what you will need and should expect from each and the support the team will require from your senior leaders.

Team Roles and Responsibilities - Quiz
4 questions
Section 5: Specific Team Leader Responsibilities

This lecture provides you a detailed framework for the responsibilities for each of your primary team leaders. Finding leaders that can undertake these will be a key consideration as you evaluate potential team leaders.

At the end of this lecture is a tool that will help you evaluate candidates.

Specific Team Leader Responsibilities - Quiz
4 questions
Section 6: Team Management

Part 1 of Team Management introduces the key management and decision making goals you will need to charter your team with.


Part 2 of Team Management describes the portfolio, program and project management methodologies required to deliver a successful transformation effort and to sustain a position of digital leadership. It also includes guidance on what is required to establish and build high performance teams.

Team Management - Quiz
4 questions
Section 7: Team Training and Development

This lecture provide a framework for assessing and developing the competencies and market and technology insights required to establish a digital leadership team that can successfully lead your company in the digital future.

Team Training and Development - Quiz
4 questions
Section 8: Team Offsite Preparation

This lecture provides you and your team a detailed list of the information and insight you will need to pull together in advance of your initial planning meeting.

Team Offsite Preparation - Quiz
2 questions
Section 9: Team Offsite Planning Meeting

Part 1 of Team Offsite Planning meeting provides guidance on establishing and facilitating an effective planning and team building meeting.


Part 2 of Team Offsite and Planning Meeting provides you a detailed agenda and supporting discussion guide for your initial planning meeting.

Team Offsite Planning Meeting - Quiz
2 questions
Section 10: Discovery Priorities

This lecture defines the goals for the Discovery Phase of Digital Transformation which is the phase that follows this one and provides a framework to translate the findings and recommendations from your initial planning meeting into categorized priorities for that phase.

Discovery is the process of uncovering transformational opportunities, requirements, risks and partners within markets driven by continual digital innovation.

Discovery Priorities - Quiz
4 questions
Section 11: Summary

This lesson provides you and your team a review of what has been covered in the course

It includes:

>> Why building a digital dream team is so critical

>> the qualifications and responsibilities of team leaders

>> How the team will be managed

>> Why Investing in team training and development is so critical

>> What is required to prepare for and facilitate a team off-site meeting

>> And how to use the work done in your off site to develop discovery phase priorities

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Instructor Biography

Mike Connor, CEO, Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator (SVIA)

SVIA is the insurance industry's first open innovation outpost. As CEO, of SVIA and Chair of their Insurance Disrupted Conference series, Mike facilitates development of ongoing dialog of innovation that is defining a digital generation of the industry. SVIA provides executives insight and connections to emerging technology, companies, investors, and trends within silicon valley critical to the future of their organization and industry. Programs consist of industry specific conferences, studies, analysis, blogs, innovation tours, executive briefings and meetings, and leadership development programs.

Author, Speaker, Consultant. Mike is a recognized author, analyst, speaker and consultant in digital strategy, innovation, transformation and leadership. He is author of “Competing for the Digital Future | A Leadership Program for Digital Strategy and Transformation, and the book, “Creating Insanely Great Customers | Always On Innovation”.

Spice Catalyst As a founder and principal of Spice Catalyst, Mike develops and leads digital strategy, transformation, and leadership training programs for entrepreneurs, executives, product and marketing managers.

Industry Background. Mike worked for Steve Jobs as one of Apple's first product managers and has also worked in a leadership role for Silicon Graphics and Adobe Systems as well as a number of hi tech startups. He has consulted for start ups and fortune companies including Boeing, AT&T, HP, Shell Oil, IBM Global Services, and CISCO.

He is an experienced leader with background as an entrepreneur, product management, product marketing, business development, technology evangelism, channel development and management, digital transformation, and as industry analyst and strategist. Background that gives him unique insight into what it takes to create insanely great teams, products and companies.

PersonalMike lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters. His passions include playing jazz drums, skiing, biking, and hiking. 

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