We’ve been collaborating on some big change projects recently and here are our top 5 tips for ensuring their success:
1. Include key stakeholders as early as possible in the project planning This is valuable for so many reasons. You’ll eventually need their support, so if they are involved and excited early, the path will prove much easier. As contributors, they’ll help improve the shape of the project. If they are in from the start, they’ll share a sense of ownership. 2. Agree the evaluation measures up front, preferably using those that are already in place. This way, everyone knows what you are aiming for in the most specific terms possible – things that can be measured. In most large organisations, measures are already in place for many variables: which of those do you want to see affected by the project?