Before firms jump into the space of bigger, more transformative, innovation there are several conversations that need to occur but rarely do. Here are three good conversations that should occur before launching a transformative innovation effort.
Even for smaller projects where a company thinks they have resources, project teams should engage a third-party integrator for two very good reasons.
Data migration is a huge challenge when implenting an IT system. Asking users to migrate that data comprimises consistency, accuracy, completeness and functionality.
While any testing is better than no testing, gauging where your organization is to understand what needs to be done to work towards the highest level of testing, and ultimately, success will save time and effort in the long run.
While it’s easy to say that a system implementation will increase efficiency in the organization, it’s critical to ensure that all stakeholders will see the benefits of the system first hand to ensure long term success.
One of the most valuable, but underutilized, tools for managing change while implementing large process systems is the readiness assessment. It’s important to gauge whether the process system is necessary and if the organization is ready for its implementation to avoid wasted time and energy.
Without a clear understanding of the purpose of a global IT implementation, getting buy in from all affected parties will be nearly impossible. Clearly define the point of and verify the need for the project with all campuses to ensure cooperation and participation before moving forward.
Strategic foresight enables companies to build a proprietary view of the future to drive breakthrough innovation. Some Strategic foresight projects include Participatory Futures, which are immersive experiences in a simulated future environment that help innovation leaders gain insights in to new products or service opportunities
It is impossible to predict the future. A Strategic foresight process provides an ongoing way to fill and manage the innovation pipeline so that companies can act in uncertainty and gain outsized growth from safely taking greater risks.
Implementing an IT system is challenging enough in a single location, but add multiple campuses to the mix and new and unique challenges begin to arise. Global organizational alignment is critical to overcoming these challenges.