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Implementation Strategies 1 Implementation Strategies Christopher Akin January 29, 2018 University of Phoenix CMGT/445 Amita Mahajan
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Implementation Strategies 2 Preparing for System Implementation (Week 1) Abstract As Brewton's Project Manager for implementing the Enterprise Business Software application, it is crucial that our company understands how to prepare for system implementation. There are several topics to consider for project implementation. The first topic is to identify the key stakeholders who will have an interest in the project. The second topic is to analyze challenges anticipated by working with these stakeholders and methods for understanding how each individual can positively influence the project. The third topic will establish necessary human resources to build a foundation for the operation of the software application. The final topic will necessitate the computer and network resources to enable the software application's ability to be used within the organization. These topics will ensure a successful project implementation of the new Enterprise Business Software application. Key Stakeholders In addition to the shareholders, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors, as well as external customers, we have key stakeholders who will have an interest in the implementation project because they will be the ones who will ultimately approve the project. These key stakeholders include the board of directors as well as the computer and network personnel responsible for administering and directing the project. The board of directors include our
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Implementation Strategies 3 Chief Executive Officer, Mark Brewton, Chief Financial Officer, Barbara Scharer, Chief Operations Officer, William Hunter, Sales and Advertising Director, Jennifer Morales, Human Resources Director, Roger Tomlinson, and Information Technology Director, Mike Benson. The administration and development team includes our Systems Administrator, Gary Holmes, Web Developer, Nancy Davis, and Network Administrator, Jim Travis. These key stakeholders are instrumental in getting this project approved, funded, supported and implemented in a timely fashion. Key Stakeholder Challenges There are many challenges that can be anticipated by working with these stakeholders and methods for understanding how each individual can positively influence the project. Some challenges that could be encountered in working with the stakeholders include: opposition to shared resources, individualistic impulse to run with the project, miscommunicate individual requirements, and welcome or avoid obligations when two individuals have an opposing viewpoint. Some strategies for leveraging their position in the company, according to Rice (2018), include: stakeholder analysis, understanding levels of influence, determine triggers and mitigation measures, and develop a mitigation plan. The strengths that the stakeholders bring depend on each individual’s skill level and how they can apply their skills to help with the project. The range of possible influence is comprehensive. It generates from foundational
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