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Does Your Project Have A Timeline? Planning For And Defining Success

Timelines are a key component of any dashboard implementation. Considering the available time is vital to establishing reasonable goals and how to best prioritize tasks. More importantly, adoption improves when projects show fast results instead of dragging on endlessly. Planning a roadmap for implementation can produce a successful integration for you and your team.

The Importance of Prioritizing

One of the first steps of an effective Sisense implementation is understanding the priority of each task. While every stakeholder has an opinion, some tasks are more project-critical than others. When planning an implementation, you should define project priorities in a way that creates a clear roadmap.
An organized timeline delivers several notable project benefits by creating more accurate milestones, establishing clear KPI’s, and better understanding your project needs. You can weigh priorities on two axes: those that are vital to the project, and those that can show quick wins alongside clear ROI. Combine this with a list of reasonable deliverables and align your priorities to match the clearest path to success.
To prioritize more efficiently, consider the overall project. Think about the final deliverable and the problems it resolves. Starting without a clear map will lead to confused work, wasted resources, and complicated dashboards. Instead, it’s important to contemplate your implementation practically.
Find obtainable goals for each step of the timeline and mark clear milestones to track your success.

Planning an Efficient Project

Planning on a broad scale is relatively straightforward, as it involves setting a clear goal and milestones. On a micro-level, however, planning requires a more detail-oriented approach and a clear sense of direction.
The first step is converting goals into priorities and assigning each importance. This priority-focused approach helps create clear steps but also helps find those tasks that can be completed first to deliver instant ROI and boost adoption. Prioritizing should start with involving stakeholders early and collecting requirements about the important goals for each department and team. A frank debate about which projects will have the biggest impact will empower the stakeholders and give them skin in the game, increasing transparency and adoption in the long run.
Clear priorities lead to easier victories. When pushing for organization-level adoption, tangible evidence outweighs hype. Taking objectives that can be accomplished quickly and incorporated into larger steps later on helps create a foundation. More importantly, it serves to demonstrate a project’s value in clear, tangible proof.
Finally, it’s important to understand how these early milestones can be translated into hype, traction, and adoption. More than just completing tasks, it’s important to have a clear channel of communication to publicize these achievements and demonstrate how they translate into clear benefits.
Once you’ve completed a task or small project, moving on and implementing it will be easier. This also lets you cycle through tasks quickly and streamline your projects’ timelines with clear, fast deliverables.