By setting a foundation for change, you can build on this foundation throughout your implementation and better plan for successful organizational adoption of your new system.
Work with your vendor to determine what is typically required to complete an implementation of your size and how long it takes the vendor to turn around their deliverables.
Reducing your scope for the initial go-live may reduce the time and/or resources needed to meet your go-live date. You can then address the additional features, integrations and/or audiences in another phase.
Be sure to determine all key stakeholders before the project begins.
Let’s face it, not all systems are built to mimic your existing process.
Even if you are not a decentralized organization, it is helpful to define your governance process for managing different levels of administration in the system, software release management, and internal support of your users.
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