Here are five key steps that ensure you are incorporating strategic evaluation in your Project delivery methodology…
- Identify key stakeholders.
- Have a clear definition of what you want to accomplish, i.e. the desired outcome.
- Conduct workshops with relevant teams and users to ensure you understand their current work processes and their key pain-points.
- Document the current cross-functional maps which indicate all the groups involved along with call-outs for gaps, risks and pain-points.
- Provide a set of proposed process- stacks, pyramids and maps which include call outs to indicate mitigation strategies for each of the above identified call-outs for gaps, risks and pain-points.
Once these above steps are conducted, it will provide a greater understanding into the underlying problem that needs to be tackled- it could be a new technology selection, it could be a support update or it could be revamping of a crucial enterprise application.
You can then propose a strategic solution alternative that will address maximum gaps and pain points along with any list of Requirements that you have elicited from the client-sponsor to arrive at a solution that will achieve the desired outcome.
Ultimately technology needs to enable people and this is done through a process, so when we strategically consider the People-Process-Technology triangle within our usual Project delivery methodology, we provide a technology solution that truly empowers and enables our clients.