1.6 Setup Pilot project plan

Below, please see a rough outline of a pilot project plan. Each step brings specific effort for the pilot owner to prepare, execute and follow up. Additionally to that, each step will also require calendar time that might be much more than the pure effort and influenced by availability of stakeholders, systems and duration of process steps in your organization. Feel free to adjust them according to the experience in your company.

Step

Actions

Effort estimate

Calendar time

1

Determine Stakeholder

2 days

1 week

2

Prioritized needs assessment / pain points from stakeholders

3 days

2 weeks

3

Formulate decision criteria, method and timeline

3 days

2 weeks

5

Set up working group for milestone check-ins

3 days

2 weeks

6

Start technical implementation

3 days (Cloud), 5 days (Server)

1 week

9

Provide training to pilot group

1 day

1 day

10

Launch pilot project

1 day

1 day

Iterative

Carry out regular check-ins

0.25 day

1 hour

Iterative

Adjust pilot system based on pilot group feedback

1 day

1 day

12

Invite external stakeholders and welcome new ideas

1 day

1 week

13

Plan production deployment

5 days

2 weeks

14

Pilot demonstration and make decision to go to production

1 day

1 week

Last modified on Dec 14, 2014

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