Before considering the procurement and implementation of strategic planning software, various questions need to first be answered relating to your organisation’s readiness. Whilst a strategic planning software solution could certainly provide a catalyst for improved planning and strategy, the most successful implementation of a strategic planning software is that which has well defined objectives, solid stakeholder buy-in and are where “user stories” and “use cases” have been thought out. Our analysts at skefto possess the skills and experience required to unpack and document this
information and present it in a meaningful way that will connect the dots between strategic planning software and the realisation of organisational results.
Information unpacked during solution discovery is used to develop a solution proposal which includes all the deliverables required to deliver a successful strategic planning software solution. This includes functional software components, systems integrations, authentication systems as well as professional services such as configuration, project management, technical services and training. Whilst skefto projects are delivered using an Agile project implementation methodology, allowing for changes in direction where required, a solid proposal underpins the foundations of the successful delivery of a strategic planning software solution.
Strategic planning software solutions are delivered to our clients using an Agile project methodology. Our methodology is based on a person centric approach, as opposed to process centric(such as Waterfall) which typically falls victim to varying assumptions and interpretations. Our Agile approach allows for an iterative approach for the delivery of strategic planning software which consist of a series of workshops, configurations, integrations and testing cycles which repeat until an acceptable and shippable version has been reached. information and present it in a meaningful way that will connect the dots between strategic planning software and the realisation of organisational results.
By now it may seem that we have moved mountains to deliver a strategic planning software solution (and in fairness, we have), but the reality is we are now about half-way through successful implementation. The rubber hits the road right about now, in what is probably the most important stage of implementation known as solution adoption. This involves having a robust training strategy, communications strategy and engagement strategy which has an unwavering and unified level of stakeholder support. To guarantee successful and sustained solution adoption an iterative approach
must be maintained whereby user feedback, adoption rates and overall satisfaction are examined to drive continuous improvement for the strategic planning software.