Where are you in Managing Big System Implementation? A Do-it-Yourself Assessment
This Assessment is designed to cause a dialog within an organization that is selecting or implementing a “big technology system.” Implementing any big system has proven to be a risky proposition for most companies. To deal with that risk, many companies use Risk Management as a disciplined practice to ensure that the chances of success are as high as they can be.
This Assessment is designed to promote a dialog around three different kinds of Risks:
- Technical Risk ‐ Will the system work/operate as advertised once it is installed?
- Organizational Risk – Will the organization use the system to the needed level once it is installed?
- Business Risk‐ Will the newly installed system work through business processes to “pay off” for the firm?