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June 2022 (published: 27.05.2022)

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UDC 004.75

Features of digital transformation projects of industrial enterprises and some aspects of preparation for their implementation

Anisiforov A.B.

Digital transformation is a process that requires constant development and radical changes in the management system and significantly affects on the way of doing business and its information support. In addition, digital transformation involves serious investments and careful organization of the project itself (project portfolio). The purpose of the work is based on the experience gained over many decades of implementing local digitalization projects, implementing corporate systems, building enterprise architecture, etc., to identify the features of organizing the processes of digital transformation of enterprises, to propose the procedure for preparing for the launch of such a project, to determine the composition and content of priority work to be performed at this stage. The object of the study is the enterprise architecture (EA), as a possible, and in some cases, a necessary platform for digital transformation. The conclusion is made about the possibility of using methods and tools for building EA in digital transformation projects, as well as the need to create a well-organized information management system at the enterprise implementing the project. The paper substantiates the need to analyze those areas of the company's activities that are primarily subject to serious changes in the process of digital transformation, although, in principle, it affects all aspects of business management. The digital transformation project of the enterprise is implemented in conditions when the enterprise fully carries out its activities, which is why the best platform for its implementation is the EA, which allows making the necessary changes during the project with the least financial and information risks. The sequence of works to be performed before the start of the digital transformation project is determined, their content and objectives are characterized. Special attention is paid to the initial stage of this sequence of work – the assessment of the maturity of the corporate culture and information infrastructure of the enterprise. It is proved that at this stage, the success of the project is largely laid down, since its implementation makes it possible to more accurately formulate the possible goals of each stage of digital transformation and prepare the enterprise for its implementation. The role of the information service (IT service) integrated into the enterprise management system is analyzed, which determines and performs the majority of the work related to the regulation of its information activities, and also plays a key role in the formation of the strategy for the development of IT infrastructure and the support of the digital transformation project.
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Keywords: digitalization, digital transformation, enterprise architecture, business architecture, information infrastructure, architectural management model, information management, information service.

DOI 10.17586/2310-1172-2022-16-2-32-41

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