VIKRAM KARVE Musings on Implementation – the most essential aspect of Project Management … Soon after all, the proof of the pudding lies in the consuming…!!! Implementation is the phase amongst a decision and its realization. Implementation may possibly be placed in a continuum in which interaction requires place amongst those who seek objective and those on whom action depends.

The importance of implementation is undeniable because it is a struggle more than the realization of concepts.

Powerful implementation overcomes the gaps among intention and promise, aspirations, achievement and efficiency, and prescription and reality. Implementation comprises the potential to obtain specified ends by chosen indicates. The time element is essential in the implementation phase of a project.

Contingencies characterize implementation in many techniques therefore interactive and dynamic elements are important to implementation management in order to forge hyperlinks in the causal chain connecting actions to objectives with a view to minimizing the discrepancy among what in fact occurs and what was envisaged. Implementation is not self-executing.

Implementation is not a approach that follows automatically once a program has been formulated. Implementation requires the presence of an action-forcing mechanism.

Implementation is a control process … hence, implementation needs to be dynamic, flexible and adaptable to changing conditions. Breakdowns of implementation represent fundamental failures to translate meaningful ideas into powerful action.

Regardless of taking initiatives and using rational techniques, on many occasions implementation is swamped by constant pressures of unpredictable troubles and crises. It is important to distinguish among non-implementation and unsuccessful implementation. In the case of non-implementation, the program is not put into effect as intended.

Unsuccessful implementation, on the other hand, occurs when a plan is carried out, but fails to generate the preferred outcomes. Implementation seems vulnerable to the domino impact in that when the initial phase is troubled the implementation failure tends to transmit itself to later phases. After implementation dynamics are set in motion, they turn into vulnerable to adverse or diversionary forces which pull them away from their original style. Hence, a cogent implementation schedule and distinct tactics are needed to move from the realm of intention to the ambit of reality. Force Field Analysis, a approach created by Lewin, is useful in designing and executing the implementation approach.

Force Field Analysis is a approach for systematically reviewing the elements functioning for and against a proposed course of action. It assumes that in any scenario there are both driving forces and restraining forces that influence implementation. Driving Forces are these forces that facilitate implementation.

Restraining Forces impede the implementation approach – they tend to restrain, dissipate, lower or negate the Driving Forces.

For profitable implementation it is vital to push on and overpower or immobilize the restraining forces, or try to transform the restraining forces into driving forces. From the Human Resource (HR) viewpoint the Driving Forces contain Participants [folks who recognize their responsibility in the success of implementation], Movers [men and women who take away obstacles to implementation when they encounter them] and Shakers [people who recognize an chance and will make implementation happen] and the Restraining Forces may comprise Spectators [folks not interested in implementation], Protectors [of Status Quo], Doubters [of the way the implementation is becoming carried out], Worriers [who are afraid of failure] and Switchers [individuals who abdicate and “delegate” their implementation responsibility]. Before embarking on implementation you need to figure out the driving forces and restraining forces and formulate a strategy to tackle them if you rush into implementation with out correct analysis, you might get frustrated and not know why. VIKRAM KARVE Copyright © Vikram Karve 2010 Vikram Karve has asserted his proper beneath the Copyright, Styles and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this operate. © vikram karve., all rights reserved.