Planning or, to put it another way, having a strategy will help smooth out the negative attributes that creep in when implementing. Taking the time to create a well thought out implementation plan might have the following benefits:

  • Clear vision
  • Smooth & timely transition
  • Buy-in from key staff
  • Controlled implementation
  • Key requirements fulfilled
  • Opportunity to catch potential problems early on
  • Empowered users
  • New system, new culture

As the saying goes…fail to plan, plan to fail.