Phase 6: Implementation Plan / Sell to the Sponsor
- Complete milestone tasks to transition
- Establish delivery timeframes
- Assign ownership to accomplish tasks
- Develop Communication Plan
Once the future state design is complete, a plan for implementation needs to be developed to ensure that the improvements are executed and the benefits realized as well as the project teams sell to the sponsor.
It is also important that, once a process has been improved, an initial baseline performance level be established. This is vital for continual measurement to determine how well the improved process is meeting expectations.
The implementation plan identifies everything that needs to happen in order to implement the future state. It includes final delivery timeframes, milestones, and key tasks necessary to ensure success.
The sell to the sponsor pulls together in a story format all the information captured, explored and analyzed during the project to be presented with the end goal of approval from the sponsor to implement the recommended changes.
The resources needed to complete the items of the plan are identified, and accountability is established. The start, duration, and end dates of each item are clearly stated.
For the sell presentation, it provides an end to end overview of why and why the team is proposing the recommended changes.
Develop an action/implementation plan, focusing on:
Components of the Sell:
Articulate a story for the sponsor and 'sell' the new process change; receive Sponsor approval to proceed with implementation