Implementing new platform solution often seems a mountain to climb, especially if we believe the analysts who claim that 50% to 60% of trasformation projects fail. Yet, we know the company can’t rely on emails and spreadsheets any longer; we also recognize the importance of bridging the organizational silos and getting business and IT collaborating together. So where best to start? On the base of our success story in implementing Omnia we’ll focus on how building Omnia projects from the bottom-up reduces the perceived implementation risks and helps users to reap the benefits fast. Tips that can be summarized with this one phrase:
Think Big, Start Small and Advance Quickly
Tip 1: Pick projects with a powerful punch
Sounds obvious, but cherry-picking those areas that adversely affect the most people especially across different business units is the quickest pathway to impact. e.g. it was implement PPM Accellarator (6 months reduced to 10 days) and Supply Chain Management (5,000 purchase order changes per month).
Tip 2: Put BPM on the fast track
Projects selected, you need to act fast. 12 months? Two years? Forget it. Long implementation cycles and design by committee will lose you kudos quickly; each Omnia success project at was cleverly scoped to deliver results in a matter of 2 to 4 months . Speed was privileged, preferring a result improved, also collecting user feedback, rather than perfect results right away but with long periods of deployment
Tip 3: Get business and IT engaged from the start
With Omnia is possible to encourage business and IT to use the modelling environment of our software The effect is pretty impressive: collaboration came naturally as business and IT found one communication language, the language of process; all injecting agility into every stage of the project.
Tip 4: don’t undermine the ‘change’ factor – educate, communicate and listen
Understandably, users may see Omnia as a threat to their existing systems so it’s important to be upfront from the start. By explaining that Omnia is your ‘superglue’ that purely connects and ‘fills the gaps’, In this way is more easy handle objections and create a ‘pull together’.
Tip 5. Support teams cross-functional
Employ cross-functional teams can help to create a culture of sharing, re-use and ensure that the ‘bigger picture’ is in place ,which will be key to your long-term Omnia success and fast returns.