While all standards of The Open Group can be adopted and used independently, the greatest value for an organization can be derived when they are used in unison – the sum of the parts should be greater than the whole.
To enable this synergy between standards, The Open Group members have collaborated to create 'The Digital Open Standards' – a set of principles describing how Digital Standards can be best used together to accelerate the adoption of digital practices across an organization, facilitating sustainable and enduring change.
Whether your organization is an established enterprise, looking for Digital Transformation, or an entrepreneurial start-up looking to exploit a digital model from day one, The Digital Open Standards provides thought-leading guidance, no matter what your entry point to competing in the digital economy.
Principles for Digital Open Standards
Enterprises are not static and Digital Transformation has accelerated this trend. Navigating changes in size and structure is a major challenge for not only management as they implement these changes in an evolving enterprise, but also for their employees that are facing restructuring and re-skilling as a result of re-orientation towards digital value delivery.
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A Playbook for the Digital Entrepreneur
As an enterprise grows, its organizational structure inevitably becomes more sophisticated and complex. Over time, when not managed properly, this can lead to departmental stove piping and create structural overhead that is detrimental to responding to market changes and lead to competitive disadvantage and stagnation.
By taking a lean approach, The Portfolio of Digital Open Standards:
- Firstly, helps an organization identify where it is on its journey from start-up to enduring enterprise
- Secondly, identifies and implements only the essential activities and processes required at each stage as it grows
- Thirdly, establishes agility, and ensures it remains agile throughout each stage of its evolution
- And lastly, makes the necessary changes to better exploit digital practices
Here is a sample of just some of the publications The Open Group has created in support of The Portfolio of Digital Open Standards. Full versions and more can be found in The Open Group Library, here.
The Open Group provides market-driven education and certification programs to ensure that individuals have knowledge and understanding of our vendor-neutral, open standards.
Achieving certification in the Digital Practioner Body of KnowledgeTM, the IT4IT Reference ArchitectureTM, Open Agile ArchitectureTM, and the TOGAF Standard® recognizes you as an authority in the principles defined in The Digital Portfolio of Open Standards, and will give you a head start in this highly competive and rapidly growing area. You may also be eligible for a Role-Based Badge to evidence this broader knowledge.
These certification programs increase the job and salary prospects for candidates and provide confidence to employers and prospective employers, so practitioners can evidence they have the skills required, and recruiters can take the guess work out of the recruitment process – all backed up by our open badges program.