In today’s markets, there are not many organisations who can allow their next Digital Transformation initiative to fail whether that is cloud, ERP, CRM or something else. Unfortunately, there is a persistent misunderstanding that the preparation involved in successful project management only starts when a system is shown and you are connected to suppliers. But are you aware that the most important decisions that determine success or failure are taken in the beginning of the preparation stage? So where do you lay the foundation for your next successful project?
Major shifts have occurred in the past 5 to 10 years in the success and failure factors for software implementation projects. Over time, these factors have shifted from purely technical aspects (think: system failures and performance) towards organisational aspects including the willingness and ability to change business processes, mindset and company culture. With this shift, it makes sense to take a completely different approach to your preparation phase.
A solid preparation for an organisational project starts much earlier compared with the traditional, more technology-driven projects. Due to the nature of today’s projects, there is an urgent need to include different roles in your project. Ideally, the main principles and preconditions for the project should already be determined before contact is made with suppliers.
Here are some important questions which are ideally answered in your preparation phase:
It is of course of crucial importance to share the answers to these questions with the complete organisation. An additional advantage of this approach is that you are able to inform your potential vendors and implementation partners in a much better way about what you want to achieve.
Preparation is always ninety percent of successful project management. So, there is a good chance that this new approach will contribute to better project results.
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