Would you purchase a home before walking through it room by room? Conducting a pilot program gives you an opportunity to focus specifically on key use case(s), experience the challenges and easily refine the solution at a smaller scale before extrapolating it to a larger project. It may seem like an excessive investment up front, but it will be well worth the return.
Pilot Initiative Programs or PIPs – also known as feasibility studies or experimental trials are designed to provide a platform for you to test logistics and spot any potential deficiencies before you go any further. easidoo PIPs:-
- typically begin with a proposal that elicits limited number of key objectives/ use case(s) to demonstrate the value of the overall solution but at smaller scale.
- include a scaled down technical architecture, and might include some workarounds to achieve the overall objectives.
- are executed in an AGILE framework with daily standup.
- are time limited, to keep the value of PIP relevant.
Are You Ready for Your Pilot?
Before you think of starting a pilot initiative program with easidoo, consider whether you have completed these steps:
- Assessed your business requirements and identified key use case(s) to include in the PIP.
- Identified the key data sets and/ or systems that the PIP will depend on, and identified skilled single point of contacts (SPOCs) to work closely with the easidoo team.
- Selected a PIP lead excited by the opportunity for change and authority to drive the change.
- Identified key success metrics for the pilot.
Tips for Success
Here are a few tips to help ensure the success of your pilot initiative program with easidoo:
- Monitor how well the pilot is working and provide feedback to the team.
- Implement according to your original plan and then make minor adjustments as necessary.