Practical implementation

When it comes to embedding a larger initiative in an organization that can have a greater change and impact on the daily business routines, its important to choos a partner with the right tools, skills and experience.

We at BPA have more than 55 years in total experience in some of the largest and most complex IT-projects in Scandinavia. 

Often Project Managers plan implementations without adequately anticipate failures despite the risks associated with any project. Rather, they plan for the best case scenarios driven by the budget, deliverables, sponsor expectations and deadlines. And despite their best efforts at project management, failure rates remain high. 

Project implementations can fail for a number of reasons — ranging from unrealistic expectations, poor methodology, inadequate resources, poor project management, unexperienced teams, unrealistic budgets, to poor communication and more. With such a long list of factors that can lead to failure, the chances of project implementation success seems low.

However, we have recognized, through many years of experience, the importance of involving all relevant stakeholders who will take responsibility and ownership of the project, while also allowing participants to focus on the 80% key problem areas of the project rather than an unrealistic 100 % plan unreachable. 

These will help establish a clear understanding of expectations among all the stakeholders—be they business, sponsor, project team, to vendor partners and end users. All stakeholder interests should be aligned with the common goal of project success.