CHAPTER13Challenges and Roadblocks

The implementation of EPG is bound to face bumps in the road and, in some cases, major roadblocks. The reasons vary, but any one may be sufficient to scuttle a well-intentioned EPG initiative. Perhaps there is a lack of awareness about the topic at various levels in the organization, not enough buy-in to the concept by the right stakeholders, or insufficient resources and structure. Here is a breakdown of the challenges and suggested responses to mitigate negative effects.

The Why Factor

“We’ve never needed EPG before. Why now?”

This reaction stems from a lack of awareness. As a new twist on organizing project efforts on a holistic basis, stakeholders have not been exposed to the EPG concept. Executives and ...

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