Accenture’s transformation office provides a holistic solution. We help companies through every step of the process—from strategy development, to change management, to technology implementation—while remaining firmly rooted in delivering value.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the role a transformation office plays in any reinvention and how Accenture’s comprehensive framework guides companies along the way:
1. What steps can businesses take to feel confident about their ability to execute a transformation?
True transformative organizations can grow their business while shaping the competitive landscape—but joining the ranks of these organizations is easier said than done.3
Research has shown that “the transformation journey is taking large enterprises at least twice as long and costing twice as much as originally anticipated.”4
Transformations can often become protracted and expensive. Common reasons include lack of executive sponsorship and organizational alignment, not enough resources dedicated to the project, a lack of integration, siloed governance and missing skills or talent.
Businesses can feel confident about their ability to successfully execute a transformation if they have a clear vision, an integrated approach supported by world-class talent and tools and a focus on value.
2. How is a transformation office different from a program management office?
A transformation office is much more than a traditional program management office (PMO), and it’s a necessary element of any large-scale transformation.
A transformation office improves time to value by maintaining focus on outcomes. It sets the organization up for continued success, going beyond a traditional PMO’s primary focus on time and budget.
A well-executed transformation depends on preparing the entire organization to thrive in what’s known as the “future state,” or the way things will work going forward. The company will operate in a new way. People’s job descriptions will change. New partners will be brought in. This will significantly impact individuals and the organization as a whole. A transformation office brings the talent along on the journey to make it work.
Our transformation office provides a bird’s-eye view of the various components of the transformation and helps the organization achieve high-level alignment on the shared vision, while unleashing innovation at the lower levels.
3. What is Accenture’s approach to a transformation office?
Our framework provides the necessary foundation for a successful transformation, bringing together all aspects from vision to value realization.
We collaborate with companies to create the overarching transformation design, which prioritizes and integrates multiple distinct initiatives, delivers the desired outcomes and is data-driven and focused on value. Our agile approach helps companies manage change and problem solve throughout the journey.
We engage talent across the organization to adapt and adopt the new ways of working, preparing the organization to occupy the future state. And we serve as the custodian of the company’s vision, keeping the organization aligned as the competitive landscape shifts.