The First Step

Action Plan: The First Step

Implementing an action plan with measurable targets and time frames is the ONLY WAY to tell if you are having an impact.

Everything else is just a gut feeling and has no accountability. Many projects are evaluated only on the success of the project to be within scope, on time, and under budget. All projects should include these indicators as the minimal factors for success, but the true measure of a project’s impact is if the targets that are agreed to in advance are being met; on time.

This can be hard to do if the project team has not determined targets or has taken the extra step of involving the stakeholders in this decision. The first step in any project should be to determine measurable goals and targets and documenting them.