Plan for change success
Business Transformational Change (BIA) is the identification of the potential consequences of interruption to operations as a result of system changes. When embarking on a transformational change project, whether that may be a systems upgrade, digital transformation, technology upgrades and so on, planning and communication is key to its success.
Know the consequences of change before they become a problem
As with all projects, a BIA will encounter its own problems and challenges. A business transformational change project can be notoriously difficult and challenging. One of the key reasons for this is that for many businesses who tackle these projects in their usual approach the outcome and impact of change is unpredictable.
The future outcome is unknown prior to the project is kicked off, it is effectively a process of trial and error as new information is gathered as the project progresses, making it impossible to know what problems may occur or what impact the change may have upstream and downstream. This uncertainty makes it equally as difficult for project leaders to be able to determine exactly the commitments required in regard to resources, time and money. While a team may be working toward pre-existing and over-arching goals and objectives with strategy, team leaders and managers must plan for the unforeseen and take action to what may occur as and when this emerges.
Understandably, this way of working is daunting for managers and can lead to high levels of stress within a team.
Another challenge presented when working on a change project is ensuring the desired outcome fits into the culture of the business. When introducing, for example, a new systems upgrade, there could be internal red tape which may hinder the progress and adoption of the change project. Working to change the cultural mind-set of a business, so to make sure there is sufficient buy-in on what is being worked on is essential to its internal success. Without the organisations people adopting and adapting to these changes, and becoming advocates, the change is at risk of bring in little to no ROI.
Solidatus for change Management
Using Solidatus organisations are able to build their project into a model and trace the impact of change at the system level right down to the field level. It also allows for reverse impact analysis.
Business can make changes to an attribute which in turn will highlight how that change can impact other data points up and downstream. Having this analysis can help organisations to reduce potentially costly mistakes and limit time being dedicated to fixing those avoidable issues.
Solidatus allows you to forecast your change project, foresee potential problems, understand its impact and plan how to tackle potential challenges.
Working collaboratively to build the model can also positively impact the people within the organisation. Solidatus helps to break down silos and increase transparency so that there is an opportunity to share and communicate a change project with all those who may be impacted.