Implementation / Go-Live – Your Big Project

Your Big Project – Series 1 Episode 12 – Implementation / Go-Live

Welcome to Implementation / Go-Live, talk twelve in the series ‘Your Big Project‘. Hopefully this series of podcasts will improve the chances of success for your project. We always consider the good, the bad and the extremely ugly!

Implementation / Go-Live is where your work becomes reality. If you have skipped steps or haven’t done things thoroughly enough you will have a disaster. This lack of commitment to deliver a successful solution can kill your successful business.

It is unlikely that everything will be perfect:
  • There may be minor flaws – correct them before customers notice
  • Minor flaws, corrected, will not kill your business
  • If you can transact normally and accurately with customers you should be OK
  • If it is a disaster, you cannot sort out the mess after go-live – you will need to stop and go back and try implementation again later 

Remember the JFDIs, wanting an implementation bonus, will push you to go before you’re ready. They’ll make light of the issues – don’t listen to them as their attitude creates disasters that destroy years of building  successful businesses – in days.

If you have followed the steps I have laid out, checked all the data rigorously, trained people properly and tested thoroughly there is a chance that it might work!

Please click on the link below to access the .PDF slide pack for this talk:

Presentation 12 – Implement (Go Live)

This talk is based on the experience I have gained through my involvement in a number of systems projectsI hope that you find it useful.

I hope that you gain ideas from the successes and failures of others and that you have a life changing success.

This series of podcasts is also available through iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Spotify and Stitcher.

Join me in two weeks for episode thirteen, the final episode of this series of Talking Business – Your Big Project.

Lifestyles is the theme music and is licensed from AKM Music.

© The MrT Podcast Studio 2019

Author: Tim D

In the early 1970s Mr Timothy & his Phonograph was a popular mobile disco around Leeds University and Tim was known as MrT. Tim also spent 9 years broadcasting a weekly programme on Hospital Radio in Wakefield. He worked for more than 40 years for large industrial organisations and spent his last 15 years in global commercial management roles. Following retirement he started making podcasts in 2017.