We get our work done through abiding by different processes. This also applies to organizations that need to implement protocols, systems, and resources required to follow for the purpose of a successful project. Processes are crucial to any type of work. In the world of technology projects, process alignment is part of that aspect. Embedding new technology during process realignment is a wise move for organizations.
Newest technology gives organizations an opportunity to do an effective process realignment with other components of the business. Process realignment doesn’t necessarily mean that an overall change should be in order. Most of the time organizations want to change how the tasks are operated and done, such as the means of sending and receiving information and implementing new software.
On the other hand, some clients prefer to retain the old process and pursue the implementation of new technology. Which is basically a wrong footing in the dark, since this will cause issues with process realignment between technology and tasks involved in the business. Failure to implement process realignment will not generate the desired value. The status of technology and process realignment should be equal.
When a project fails due to an improper execution of process realignment, it will undergo a recovery phase. This means that there are a lot of changes to be done and processes and approaches to remove and replaced with the most effective ones. From this point on, teams are going to be asked to settle for less process in order to generate a higher value. It’s a step by step process within this stage—identifying what caused such project to fail and running different lists of new processes, as well as new technology to help the project go back up to the top again. Remember that the latest technology with coveted features and positive feedback from its user does not guarantee a winning streak unless it undergoes a clear process realignment. If it doesn’t align, chuck it. You also need to assess this chosen technology on how it will affect your entire business. Don’t put the square peg in a triangular hole.
Some organizations spend a considerable amount of funds just for process realignment alone. And they are determined to recover what they have lost by resorting to methods, regardless if they are costly or not. Of course, investing can have its risks, too. Ensure that you are fully aware of what these technologies are capable of before laying out the cards on the table.
Process realignment can be a scary and intimidating process. Dismantling some approaches can be a drastic move to others; nevertheless, it will help the higher-ups identify the areas for improvement and development and this will not only benefit the current businesses but future ones as well.
If you are still not sure what type of technology to lean on your process realignment, you can always research or consult PMO experts on what to choose, as well the tools’ distinct features and alignment capabilities.