Consulting toolkit planning implementation

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Consulting toolkit planning implementation

  1. 1. CONSULTING TOOLKIT Narrowing to a Recommendation Planning Implementation© 2007-2012 IESIES Development Ltd. All Ltd. Reserved © 2007-2012 Development Rights All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. You will need to think through implementation• Imagine yourself in the situation in the case• You have just presented your recommendation….• ….and your boss says “Great! Go do it!” -What will you do first? -What will you need to ask for? -What are the steps? -How long will it take? -What problems will you need to overcome? -How will you engage people? © 2007-2012 IES Development Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. You will need to think through implementation•The Engineering plan•Identifying and resolving implementation issues•From implementation to engagement © 2007-2012 IES Development Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. You need to work out the “engineering” plan to identify the major implementation challenges for your client Engineering plan: •Clear goals •Defined set of steps •Milestones and Metrics •Resources earmarked •Responsibilities allocatedENGINEERINGMIND © 2007-2012 IES Development Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. We encounter implementation challenges all the time in ourlives Who here should exercise more? What if a consultant recommends that you exercise more? If the consultant shows you a tight storyline, compelling charts and a step-by-step implementation plan, would you exercise more? What would cause you to exercise more? © 2007-2012 IES Development Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. However, to achieve implementation, in addition to the “engineering”plan you will need to consider how to engage the organisation Bringing people together: •Building support •Relationships •Faith and commitment A clear plan: •What is important to people •Clear goals •Defined set of steps •Milestones and Metrics •Resources earmarked SOCIAL ARCHITECT and •Responsibilities allocated COMMUNITY ACTIVIST MINDSENGINEERINGMIND © 2007-2012 IES Development Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Once you have identified the “right” business answer, you must consider if it can be implemented•Do we have the resources? -Can we afford the investment? -Do we have the infrastructure? IT systems? -Do we need to recruit?•Do we have the skills? -What capabilities are needed? -What know-how will we need to build? -Can we do it on our own, or do we need partners?•Do we have the will? -Are the leadership behind it? -Does it fit our values? -Who will fight the change? -Will incentives need to change? © 2007-2012 IES Development Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. A Skill/Will matrix can useful to identify the actions we will need to takeSKILL/WILL FRAMEWORK Your change Focus change leaders Have all the skills to efforts on change winning “hearts and minds”Skill Focus change efforts on Lack skills training Do you need new people? Not motivated Are fully motivated to change Will © 2007-2012 IES Development Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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