Phased Deployment Approach Options
If you take a phased approach to implementation, you’ll be deciding which tasks to accomplish in each phase. There is no one right way. Much like training for a marathon, you want each phase to have visible wins for your team—both to ease the process pains as well as demonstrate the solution is working. In determining what each phase will include, you want to think about the uniqueness of your company, culture, organizational structure, and other corporate initiatives.
In deciding on phases, consider the following:
- Business needs: the problem or opportunity areas you’ve identified that are driving the purchase
- Data flows: if the software of choice integrates or shares data with other systems, you should include these data flows in your phase planning. Some data flows may be necessary to support business processes while others can be done in later phases for additive value.