Cost of Implementation

No matter the size of the initiative, you will be faced with implementation resource challenges. Chances are that your operations staff is lean and mean, barely keeping up with business-as-usual challenges. Piling on one more, potentially huge initiative could cause an unacceptable deterioration in current performance and service levels.

You have two ways to develop the human resource needs for the initiative and the budget associated with them. If the project plan, referenced in Chapter Four, is complete, it will contain the staffing requirements based upon the time required to fulfill tasks and meet the milestones. If the plan is still under development, you can create a high-level estimate for budget purposes that you ...

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