The key to a successful Cloud Migration project? It’s about Organisational Change not Technology!
It isn’t the choice of technology by itself! Having been involved in over 200+ salesforce.com migration projects in the last 3 years a common thread to successful projects is the preparedness and ability of an organisation to change the way they work. Whether it’s a cloud project or a traditional technology project the same principles ring true.
Setting a transformational project up for success starts by assessing an organisations change capabilities, the strength of leadership, clarity of strategy and how aligned the key stakeholders are. All organisations are different however understanding these aspects helps ensure you start off on the right foot.
Once change capabilities are understood running a parallel change stream to your project ensures that everyone comes along on the transformational journey, from leadership enablement, compelling project communications, effective training plans and change impact management.
World class technical expertise is table stakes for your chosen implementation partner, anything less should immediately qualify out who you work with. With many technology projects still considered a fail, the best way to improve chances of success are to make sure you’re working with a partner who also understands the critical importance of Organisational Change Management.
Whether it’s a salesforce.com project or another technology being used to transform your organisation, assess your ability to change and work with experts who understand the challenges and how to help you succeed. I’m biased but you’d be hard pressed to beat Force4Change and Cloud Sherpas.