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Step 6: Craft a Plan for Implementing Your Idea

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Once you’ve selected the best alternative and thought about how to manage its risks, your work isn’t done. You still need to craft a plan for implementing your idea. For this step, it’s important to

• Understand the purpose of an implementation plan

• List your milestones

• Communicate with decision makers about your progress

• Identify resources you’ll need to carry out your proposed course of action

• Clarify who will do what to implement your alternative

• Indicate when the alternative will generate the intended benefits

• Track your results

In the pages that follow, we explore each of these tasks ...

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