In a complex, regulated, and fast-changing environment where most players are specialists of a specific building block within the value chain (platform manufacturers, software developers, pilots, training centres…), it can be difficult to gain a 360° perspective on a drone-enabled digital program.
Understanding aeronautical safety processes, complying with drone regulations, crafting technological solutions (platform, sensors, software) that match use cases, developing safe operational processes, integrating into digital workflow, deciding what is performed in-house vs subcontracted, scaling up from launch pilots to recurring programmes …. require a broad set of skills, expertise, and experience.
A well-crafted change management approach that conveys the benefits and transformative challenges to the different stakeholders in the organisation is also key to a successful adoption of this disruptive technology.
Mastering that complexity is key to success. Organisations must develop an end-to-end approach to their drone-enabled digital roadmap, from use case conception to operations, digital value extraction and ramp-up.