Implementation is putting a plan into action. It involves taking the desired outcome, breaking it down into achievable steps, and completing them. Implementation is distinct from a project in that it focuses on executing the necessary tasks to achieve an objective, often in a very specific timeframe. Unlike projects with multiple phases or stages, implementations focus on achieving a single goal. Successful implementation requires careful planning and execution.
Understanding how all components work together to achieve desired results must be outlined. Resources should be allocated accordingly, and milestones established to track progress. This involves outlining the specific tasks and objectives and who will be responsible for achieving them. Furthermore, evaluating what to adjust is only done with clear and quick information exchange by watching failures and sticking points.
Successful implementation relies on timely communication among stakeholders and clear expectations for deliverables.
Feedback mechanisms should be in place to ensure adjustments are made to achieve success. When done correctly, implementation plans can lead to greater efficiency, effectiveness, and agility within an organization.