So you bought an intranet, now what? This article is the first of a three part series providing tips on how to run a smooth and successful intranet project.
Launching your intranet can be a big challenge. Fortunately, we have some advice on how you can break your implementation project down into digestible steps.
Begin With Your Intranet Goals
Before you purchased your new intranet software, you and your team probably asked yourselves: why do we need a new intranet? The answer to this question is your overarching business objective. If you need a refresher, you can revisit our Determining Your Business Objectives blog post.
Turn Intranet Goals into Project Deliverables
Your intranet goals will answer the question: why? Your intranet project deliverables will answer the question: how? There are five questions we came up with that are loosely based off of an article called Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy, by Roger Martin and A.G. Lafley. These questions are designed to help you determine how you will achieve your project planning objectives.
- What are the goals or the objectives your team has set for your new intranet?
- What conditions are needed in order for you and your team to meet the objectives you have established for your intranet?
- What do I need to do to make these conditions come true?
- What can get in the way of these conditions becoming true?
- What is your plan to deal with, even anticipate these potential setbacks?
We will illustrate with a fictitious example for one intranet objective.