Putting Together a Project Implementation Plan written by: PMs use this document to gain awareness of what tasks need to be accomplished and the status of the project at any given time.
Stakeholders Stakeholders are the people who will be affected by the project or who can influence it. Examples are managers, process owners, people who work with the process under study, internal departments that support the process, customers, suppliers and the financial department.
A stakeholder analysis tool is often used to identify and enlist support from stakeholders Figure 1.
Implementation and planning provides a visual means of identifying stakeholder support, which can ease the creation of an action plan for the project. It helps the team begin to discover ways to influence relationships and strategies to ensure that the project has the appropriate involvement and support from the key stakeholders.
Stakeholder Analysis Tool The following are the five major steps in conducting an analysis of the stakeholders and possible resistance: Identify stakeholders people or groups. They either influence the change or are affected by the change. Either way, stakeholders are uniquely positioned to help or hinder implementation of the change.
Indicate current and needed levels of commitment. The objective of this step is to answer the following: Who are the stakeholders? Where do they currently stand in terms of support of or resistance to the project?
What level of support can be expected from them? Identify potential reasons for resistance. Resistance analysis is meant to help the team to understand the nature of resistance that they may face while completing a project and to develop a strategy for overcoming it.
It is also important to identify the root cause of the resistance. Develop action plans aimed at reducing or eliminating resistance. These plans are essential in minimizing the potential negative implications.
Indicate responsible party and target dates for action plan initiatives. Document who is responsible for completing each of the action plans, with clearly established target dates. Make sure the project plan schedules this task to be completed at the beginning of the project as well as in the implementation stage.
Risk Assessment In short, risk assessment involves the project team identifying all potential risks of the project implementation and communicating them to the Champion and stakeholders. There are several variations of a risk analysis, but the majority of the templates available call for the same steps: Brainstorm all potential risks that might decrease the probability of successful project completion.
Assign a scale high-medium-low to both the probability and impact of each potential risk. Multiply combined probability and risk to get total risk.
Identify activities that need to occur to mitigate risk and ensure that a contingency plan is in place. Owners should be assigned to both plans. Make sure that sponsors and key stakeholders are kept up to date about the risks identified and how they will impact the implementation Table 2.
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development sessions, in-class demonstration lessons, and team or grade level meetings to troubleshoot and address implementation issues. Your schedule, budget, and training needs will determine the course of action to follow.
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