de· pen· dent | \ di-ˈpen-dənt \
determined or conditioned by another
If you ask 10 people why Digital Transformations fail, you’ll get 10 different answers, often with phrases like “buy-in” and “culture” thrown around. Although there isn’t a simple answer to this question, I’d like to talk about one that often gets ignored. Dependencies.
You have a dependency if something is contingent on another, here are some examples:
- “Getting this work complete is contingent on the tests passing.”
- “We need the platform team to spin up a test environment before we can run the tests.”
- “We need to have sign-off before we can allocate time to create the instance.”