Make it work, make it great, make it stick is the smart Swedish approach for business transformations reducing the risk that they fail

I learned about this successful approach during the 3 years I worked in Sweden, and apply it to all projects that we support.

𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀?

1️⃣   Make it work

✅ Reducing scope to the minimum that is required. You have great expectations when you start a program/ project. There is a business case, there are improvements that should have been done within the last years, but they have been postponed due to budget, time, resources or because of the business transformation ahead. Slice and dice it into digestible portions (releases). Realize the minimum with a first release.

✅ Working on the integrator relationship. You decided on an integrator. As in a marriage, the hard work comes after saying “yes”. You must communicate, discuss, come to joint decisions, sometimes compromises, and adjustments each day. This is applicable to all levels within the program/ project organization. You will be rewarded with a successful project as it is always the people who makes a project a success.

2️⃣   Make it great

✅ Reality checking business needs,
✅ Potentially adjusting the scope that did not went live with the first release.
✅ Realizing the outstanding scope with different releases.

3️⃣   Make it stick

✅ Making sure that

✅ The solution is used as it is supposed to be,
✅ Potential errors are solved in time,
✅ Training needs are analyzed, and delta trainings are performed on a regular basis,
✅ KPIs are monitored and reported on a regular basis
(e.g., guidelines and process adherence, data quality etc.)
✅ Data is maintained in a clean manner (no duplicates etc.), and
✅ Customizing of the solution is neither expanded exhaustively nor not documented properly.

𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀? Explore how we can help you:

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