Starting the blueprint and future state work for a new CTRM system before completing the AS-IS study can pose several risks to the project. Some of these risks include:
Incomplete or inaccurate understanding of current processes: Without a thorough understanding of the current processes, it may be difficult to identify gaps or areas of improvement in the future state. This could lead to a solution that does not fully meet the needs of the organisation.
Duplicate effort and wasted resources: Starting the blueprint and future state work without completing the AS-IS study could result in duplicate effort and wasted resources. This is because the AS-IS study provides a foundation for the future state, and without it, the organisation may need to revisit and revise the blueprint work.
Unanticipated issues and challenges: Skipping the AS-IS study may result in unanticipated issues and challenges during the implementation phase. This is because the AS-IS study is designed to identify potential issues and risks that may arise during the implementation phase. Without this study, the organisation may be caught off guard by unexpected problems.
Inadequate stakeholder engagement: The AS-IS study provides an opportunity to engage stakeholders and ensure that their needs are fully understood and addressed in the future state. Without this engagement, stakeholders may feel left out of the process and may not fully support the new CTRM system.
Incomplete or inaccurate project planning: Starting the blueprint and future state work without completing the AS-IS study may result in incomplete or inaccurate project planning. This is because the AS-IS study provides key insights into the current state of the organisation, which is necessary to develop a realistic project plan.
Starting the blueprint and future state work for a new CTRM system before completing the AS-IS study can lead to incomplete understanding, wasted resources, unanticipated issues, inadequate stakeholder engagement, and incomplete project planning. It is crucial to complete the AS-IS study before moving forward with the blueprint and future state work.
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About the Author
Jason Novobranec is Implementary’s Chief Operating Officer.
With over 20 years of Consulting, Program Management & Senior Leadership experience, Jason has delivered initiatives for large multi-national / multi-regional organisations as well as SME’s and is an expert in shaping solutions to fit a customer’s project needs.