Digital transformation was identified as a key driver for success in BioPhorum’s Part 1: Digital Technology Roadmap, which offered a consensus view of the digital opportunities and challenges facing strategic decision-makers. It includes information on a ‘biomanufacturing digitalization readiness model’ (BDRM).
The workstream wanted Part 2: Digital Technology Roadmap to be practical rather than theoretical and address a central question that many member companies face: where do we start?
As a result, Part 2 is not a single document but comprises a range of content, including position papers, use (or could-use) cases, podcasts, videos, new models, and industry feedback. The intention is to encourage you to use the tools described and get actively involved in the discussions about what constitutes best practice – ultimately accelerating the adoption of new technologies that benefit patients.
BioPhorum’s new paper – Biomanufacturing digitalization readiness model: Best practice and guidance – will help you visualize the characteristics of a successful digital transformation and can be used to assess the organizational status of important attributes and identify gaps in need of attention. This paper is, therefore, a critical part of the range of content that makes up Part 2.
To help answer the central question, the BDRM paper is a ‘good place to start’ as it encourages consistency in prioritization and risk assessment activities. Practitioners are encouraged to get involved by sharing their thoughts on and experiences of using the BDRM.
The paper is divided into three sections:
- Overview of the BDRM
- Outcomes of a facilitated ‘have-a-go’ session using the BDRM
- Opportunities to use the BDRM, including stakeholder outcomes.
Wide use of the BDRM across an organization would benefit change management activities wherever they are initiated and whatever their nature, e.g., top-down, bottom-up, or side-to-side.
The BDRM can help strategic and operational teams focus on priority areas and improve communication between themselves, their sponsors, and external partners. This will lead to accelerated program or project timelines and increase the likelihood of successfully deploying new digital technologies.