How mature is your Enterprise Transformation capability?

Tuesday 22 November 2016, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Bulding, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Map

Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members

This is a joint event with BCS Business Change Specialist Group.

Speaker: Kevin Smith


  • 6.00pm - 6.15pm Arrival & welcome
  • 6.15pm - 6.45pm Introduction (slides & presentation)
  • 6.45pm - 7.00pm Q&A
  • 7.00pm - 8.00pm Workshop



In today’s world, the pressure for Enterprises to change is immense and grows day by day. It comes from internal pressures, but also from external pressures such as changing markets, customer segments, legislation, regulation, Business models, etc, not to mention the inexorable advances in IT that seem to only ever accelerate. So, in today’s world, just being able to change, is not enough. What distinguishes Enterprises these days is how they change. How effective and efficient they are at doing Transformation. The era of the Transformation - of Transformation.

Overview (30-45 mins)
This workshop exposes a high level Operating Model for the whole of the Transformation domain and shows how it can be used in any Enterprise to begin to understand the maturity of How it does Transformation, where it is good and bad, and therefore what areas may need attention, in the context of the whole.

Workshop (45-60 mins)
After the operating model is explained and terminology understood, the attendees participate in using the model to assess their own Enterprises Transformation maturity. In addition, an online tool is introduced to show how this maturity assessment can be done with people participating remotely from different locations.

Benefit to delegates 

Delegates will learn a very Pragmatic way for them and their colleagues to think about the Transformation domain of their Enterprise and how to use that to assess the maturity of their Enterprises Transformation capability. This will allow them and their Enterprise to determine if and what needs attention, and for any changes to be done in the context of a holistic and coherent whole.

Kevin SmithAbout the speaker

  • Kevin’s professional career spans over 30 years, performing various consulting engagements which have taken him across the globe from Europe and Africa to South East Asia and America.
  • He has worked at all levels of the Transformation domain (from Strategy to Deployment) for over 35 years but now spends most of his time helping Enterprises mature HOW they do Transformation using whatever best practice as appropriate.
  • As well as using best practice Kevin has also created two globally adopted and published best practice frameworks POET (the Pragmatic Operating model for Enterprise Transformation) and PEAF (The Pragmatic EA Framework) and is considered to be a thought leader with respect to the discipline of EA and works hard to advance and improve it.
  • His Pragmatic approach to everything often breathes a breath of fresh air into organisations choking on bureaucracy, politics and ivory tower approaches.