Devising a new process and implementing it are two different things. Learn to craft a road map for implementing the solution. Plus, get details on convincing the client.
- Good ideas are useless.…I can give you a list of books that you must read.…Classes you should take, places you must visit…and companies you should start.…They might all be good ideas,…but unless I can convince you to follow through,…we won't have a chance at a positive result.…In our example, your personal improvement project,…you want to become VP of marketing within five years.…Perhaps, part of the recommended solution…is taking classes in social media.…
Sounds like a good solution, but what can be done…to motivate you to act?…As a change agent, it's vital that you remember this.…You must develop solutions that will…be adopted and implemented.…Some of the groundwork for adoption…should have been laid during our feedback loops…with the client.…The rest, though, you need to develop and sell…to the decision makers.…You'd be surprised by how many novice change agents…develop solutions that sound really great,…but they don't provide a step-by-step plan…for making that solution a reality.…
A good implementation plan will make…
- Recognize examples of assumptions in bad business processes.
- Recall which mindset leads companies to keeping business processes that worked previously but will not work in the future.
- Identify two key characteristics of a new business process.
- Determine if a block in a block diagram is out of place.
- Explain the advantage of using a flowchart when introducing an improved process to stakeholders.
- Summarize the importance of gap analysis.
- List the order in which you should present information when showing your new business process to stakeholders.
- Name two items you must provide to a client when a plan is ready to be approved.