An ideal state organization will have several foundational components in place which will feed the digital value delivery process. Without these central items in place, an organization will struggle to adopt the best practices within the Digital Continuum.

Many of the best practices espoused by the Digital Continuum have prerequisites. These prerequisites are represented within the elements of the Organizational Foundations segment.

For example, without a clear mission how can an organization effectively prioritize an agile portfolio? Without an experience vision, how can an organization effectively conceptualize the ideal customer journey through prototyping? Without a well defined brand, how can an organization position a digital product effectively against competition in a lightweight business case for a new feature?

“Digitally savvy executives are already aligning their people, processes, and culture to achieve their organizations’ long-term digital success.”1

All of the elements within this segment are foundational and are implemented within the senior leadership of the organization.


Organizational foundations build off of the current business, culture, and strategy of the organizations.


The foundations established in this segment provide the base on which the other segments of the Digital Continuum build.

Roles Involved

  • Executive Leadership
  • Senior Business Leaders
  • Senior Strategists
  • Agile Leaders
  • Senior Experience Architects
  • Enterprise Architects