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7 pitfalls to avoid in your project launch

Launching a project in the next 6 months? We’ve seen many project launches over the last few decades, and we’ve compiled a list of 7 major pitfalls to avoid.

DR. JIM JOHNSON

FOUNDER OF THE BUY IN PROJECT

CREATE A COMPELLING TEAM VISION FOR YOUR LAUNCH

Every project, product, or company begins with the seed of an idea. This simple idea grows into a vision. For a vision to catch fire and take shape in the real world, it needs a capable leader. But a vision that will really make an impact is too big for one person to handle. The capable leader needs followers to spread the vision. The vision needs a committed team to make it real. A team that has bought into and believes in the vision.

As a leader, you must work with your team to carry our your vision. Your new launch depends on your team understanding the vision and being on board. The success of your launch depends on your team’s “buy in”. If they are not on board with your vision, they could cause significant damage to your launch. A team member who is not on board with the vision can cause innumerable problems. Because they don’t feel emotionally connected to the vision, they may procrastinate. They may work halfheartedly, causing missed deadline after missed deadline. Internal strife can result from team members being on different pages. Worse still, a key team member may quit in the middle of the launch, leaving everyone else scrambling.

Not having the buy in you need can radically impact the effectiveness of your launch. It can stunt your growth, kill your profit, and raise your blood pressure. Fortunately, a team with good buy in can have the exact opposite effect. A team united around a clear, forward-thinking vision is almost unstoppable. With your team on board, you can launch with confidence, raise revenue, and breathe easy. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get your entire team on the same page before your launch? The Buy in Project is dedicated to doing just this. We provide professional discovery and consultation which will assist you in determining the current degree of your team’s “buy in,” and provide counsel on remedies to assist in getting the necessary “buy in,” you desire.

THE BUY IN PROJECT PHASES

INTAKE & DISCOVERY

During the Intake and Discovery phase, we will look at foundational information about the organization and the project. We will ask the questions, “what is the vision for this launch?” and “what would have to be true for this launch to be successful?” Once we understand our target, we can take the appropriate aim to help the launch be successful through organizational buy in.

STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP

Step two are our Stakeholder Workshops. In an interactive setting, we get to know your leadership’s individual goals and visions, helping to understand how these connect to the project vision. How does each leader’s unique qualities impact the launch and success of the project? Then we ask similar questions of “boots on the ground” employees. Understanding their individual goals, and their level of buy in, is essential to make sure everyone is on target for the launch.

STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION

Once we’ve gathered discovery data about your organization, leaders, and employees, we’re ready to create a strategic plan. We help you adapt or build on to your launch strategy to maximize buy in within the team. And we continue to coach you during the launch process, and after the launch, to ensure success.

LAUNCH!

Your day comes, and when the project goes live, you will feel confident and assured that your organization is ready to do what it takes to make your vision a success. Together we will celebrate, and you will have earned a well deserved rest!

GET A FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR INTERNAL BUY IN

Without a vision, carried out well, your product or project launch cannot succeed. At The Buy in Project, we help coach you to get the internal buy in you need to launch effectively. There’s no force stronger than a team united around a common set of goals.

Contact The Buy in Project today for a free consultation. We’d love to determine whether we can help your organization launch your new project, product, or company.