Catalyst and Design Thinking Framework

A design thinking framework to identify and implement achievable strategies

Catalyst is a methodology Arbela applies to every customer project. Based on Microsoft's I.D.E.A. framework, it is used to facilitate the transformation of your business and to evaluate technology and your business strategy via a design thinking framework. Through the Catalyst model, incorporated and implemented by our industry-specific teams, Arbela is able to “meet you where you are.”

We begin in an ideation phase, wherein a business maturity assessment or journey mapping may be the first step. If your business transformation is underway and your vision is clear, we may begin further into the methodology, at the Design or Empower phases, and launch a strategic roadmap or even a proof of concept for a solution implementation.

With every service we offer — like assessmentsroadmapping, implementation, change managementsupport — every step in your transformation is customized to your business and designed to deliver as much strategic value as possible.

At Arbela, it's not just about providing a feature set - it's about helping you build a better future state.
 

The Microsoft I.D.E.A. Framework

Design Thinking Framework: Do-ables and Deliverables

“Tactics without strategy is the noise before the defeat.” — Sun Tzu

The Design Thinking Framework is how Arbela helps our clients iterate a strategy. When you’re modernizing your business, iteration is central for your organization and your customers. It’s where we establish both what the final deliverable will be and the “do-ables” that help get us there.

The following graphic demonstrates the various steps in that iteration, with correlations to where these steps align with Microsoft’s I.D.E.A. framework. This is not a “pie in the sky” strategy: at each step, there are tangible outputs you can act on — ideally, must act on — before moving on to the next.

Catalyst and Design Thinking Framework Enterprise Wide


Want to learn more about how Arbela can apply the Catalyst and Design Thinking Framework to solidify your strategy, fuel your transformation, and move your business further? 

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