Accelerate your provocative business change!

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These fifty-one (51) steps provide a starting point for most business change. Not all steps are required for all business changes. And (especially for large changes) not all steps are listed which would be required for a specific business change. Project managers and Program planners can accelerate through the building of a project plan by leveraging these steps. These are used with permission and are an adaptation of “Provocative Business Change” published in 2005. All rights reserved. Users may copy/paste these steps on a limited basis – once for each project. Users may not use these steps for commercial purposes without explicit permission from the author (John A. Honeycutt), or from XBIG6COM, LLC (in writing).

01. Prepare the Team 02. Make a Vision Statement 03. Find Business Opportunity
04. Define Scope 05. List Cost and Benefit 06. Quantify Cost and Benefit
07. Clarify the Objectives 08. Give the Project a Name 09. Adopt a Methodology and Team Process
10. Create a List of Project Goals 11. Identify the Stakeholders 12. Make a Communication Plan
13. Make a Project Plan 14. Get Management Approval 15. Discover the Issues
16. Create a Contingency Plan 17. Learn About the People 18. List Main Features of the Change
19. Make a Marketing Plan 20. Make a Supply Chain/Logistics Plan 21. Get More People on the Team
22. Outline Business Processes 23. Draft User Wish List 24. Coordinate Departments
25. Promote the Project 26. List Basic Job Functions 27. Identify Job Relationships
28. Make a Prototype 29. Draft Job Descriptions 30. Design Celebrations and Symbols
31. Try Out the Prototype 32. Find Organization Design Opportunity 33. Write Procedures and Policies
34. Demonstrate the Change 35. Advertise Test Results 36. Draft Training Material
37. Define Training Program 38. Make a Scorecard 39. Counsel the Stakeholder Groups
40. Identify Human Resource Programs 41. Finalize Training Material 42. Make Job Aids
43. Keep up the Communication 44. Get Approval to Implement 45. Deliver Training
46. Put in Procedures 47. Provide Follow-up Support 48. Monitor the Change
49. Examine Business Results 50. Have a Celebration 51. Respond to Organization Transition Issues