How it works - Demonstration
Using The Change Jigsaw is as easy as joining the dots. It is a simple step-by-step process that anyone can follow and use. To show how easy it is, below is a simple run through of how to use The Change Jigsaw.
So let’s just take a walk through one module to see how easy it is to use The Change Jigsaw.
Let’s assume you have got your project underway, you’ve populated all the resources you need, you’ve done all your launch events and have got all your project plans and controls in place.
Let’s assume we’ve got to the point where we need to undertake our Stakeholder Analysis. We’ll use this Sub-Module as our demonstration space today.
The first thing we do in any new module is to read the Modular Overview. This gives us a run through of the activities we will be performing in that module and its sub-modules. This helps to give a high level understanding of the module. It’s generally a good idea to have a run through of all the materials in each module before you undertake any activity.
Most documents are presented in MS Office format (open source documents are available) and we encourage you to personalise them for your project and your organisations. PDF documents may not be changed in any way.
We then read the Activity Guide for this sub-module. The Activity Guide explains the context of the activities, why we do them, how we do them, when we do them, what happens if we don’t do them and where appropriate, gives options for smaller projects.
Except in a few rare cases where it would impractical, where a presentation is part of the module, it gives a standard script for that presentation which you can adapt.
In short, the Activity Guide shows you how to do the activity in a simple easy-to follow, step-by-step process.
From there, you simply follow the process described in The Activity Guide. Every single document you need to deliver the activity is contained within the folder. So, if there is a meeting to arrange as part of the activity, there will be a template meeting invitation – all you have to do is fill in the date and the attendees. In order to brief the attendees, there is also a Pre-read document which explains whey they have been asked to attend the meeting.
As this sub-module deals with the analysis of stakeholders, there is a template Stakeholder Map with instructions on how to complete it, an Individual Stakeholder profile to help you manage your stakeholders and all the other templates and documents you need to complete this sub-module.
And don’t worry about getting lost halfway through – each sub-module has its own Checklist so you can keep track of where you are at all times.
No project ever goes perfectly. At Ethical Consulting, we celebrate failure. Failure is useful as we can learn things from it. Success is gratifying but ultimately, we don’t learn a great deal from it. As a result, we strongly recommend the Lessons Learned process be continued throughout every project you run. It contributes knowledge, experience and learning that would otherwise be lost. But, we’re not so arrogant as to believe we or The Change Jigsaw are perfect and therefore we ask you to send us your feedback too so we can continuously improve the product.Our thank you to you is that all updates to the core methodology are always free.
It’s that simple. If you follow the instructions in the Activity Guide, you will have a successful project that delivers on what was promised in the Business Case.
You will have optimised your benefits without wasting valuable consultancy spend on a change manager. You will have invested in your own people and therefore your own future.
And as you take on more project work in the future, you will know you have your own repeatable methodology that all but guarantees you that you will deliver the promises of your business cases. And that is something on which you simply cannot put a price.