Implementation Plan Concepts Worksheet
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Project Portfolio Management System Harrison-Keyes has decided to merge into publishing books online for quicker distribution. The strategy does not have a priority system on what needs immediate attention and what does not. Without knowing what needs to be done first, Harrison-Keyes has run into a few problems. These problems should have been addressed in the planning phase of developing the strategy. Some problems include the software issues, preventing piracy and extensive delays. The teams working to implement the new strategy should know which components of the process are needed first and which can wait. Having a project portfolio management system will help reduce the errors and concerns the team is now facing. “Implementation of projects without a strong priority system linked to strategy creates problems. Three of the most obvious problems are discussed below. A project portfolio system can go a long way to reduce, or even eliminate, the impact of these problems: (1) Implementation Gap, (2) Organization Politics and (3) Resource Conflicts and Multitasking,” (Gray & Larson, 2005, p. 28).
The new CEO, Meg McGill, has her heart set on implementing the new e-book publishing strategy. Some members of the executive team or authors that publish with Harrison-Keyes do not like the new concept. Meg is completely disregarding the fact the public still rather have the printed books instead of the books online. The company should not just focus on the e-book publishing, but also find alternative ways to increase printed book sales. The authors are concerned about people paying one time and selling the books; this will cut authors out of deserving royalties. Meg wants to get the e-book publishing started because the competitors have been slow to move this new technology. “Project selection may be based not so much...