A national, multi-site technology project roll-out can be a daunting task for tech professionals. Many different variables need to be considered for the roll-out to succeed, like implementing new software or hardware, user training, and communicating with stakeholders.
What is a technology deployment partner, and what do they do?
A technology deployment partner is a company who has specific technical expertise and knowledge to carry out project roll-outs at client sites. Companies with multiple locations will often contract with them to simultaneously carry out complex technology deployments at all locations.
The benefits of using a technology deployment partner for your national roll-out.
- They can help companies evaluate, plan, and execute new technologies to roll out as smoothly as possible.
- They help you plan and execute your technology roll-out.
- They provide a consultative approach to ensure the new technologies meet user needs and company goals.
- They ensure that users are trained on, adopt, and maintain their new systems for maximum success.
- Their holistic understanding of multiple different types of organizations allows them to bring diverse perspectives and knowledge.
- They have the resources, tools, and training to ensure that your national technology roll-out is successful from start to finish!
How to choose the best technology deployment partner for your project.
When looking for a technology deployment partner, it is essential to consider the following factors:
- The size and scope of their projects - Can they handle your project's size and complexity?
- Their experience in your industry or with your specific technologies - Do they have experience deploying the type of software or hardware you are using?
- How well they align with your company's values and goals - Do they share your vision for the project?
- The reviews they have received from past clients - Are their clients happy with the work they have done?
- Can they accommodate your timeline?
Make sure to ask these questions to any potential partners to get a better understanding of whether or not they would be a good fit for your project. By taking the time to find the right company, you will be able to get your technology project off on the right foot and maximize its overall success.
The steps involved in working with a technology deployment partner.
By following these steps, you can ensure a successful technology roll-out with the help of your technology deployment partner.
Evaluate your needs - What type of software or hardware do you need? What are your goals for the project? Be sure to involve key stakeholders and users.
Plan the roll-out - This includes planning out user training, communicating with stakeholders, and implementing the new technology.
Engage with deployment partner - Vet the roll-out partners that you are considering. Determine if they will serve as the on-site project lead or if you will have staff on-site to lead the roll-out.
Establish final project timelines - Confirm the desired timeline with deployment partner and adjust as needed to accommodate hardware lead times and deployment resource availability.
Schedule the roll-out - Schedule the roll-out, being careful to coordinate with each location, considering personnel and facility requirements. Be sure to have contingency plans in place for unexpected or uncontrollable circumstances.
Execute the roll-out - Carry out your plan.
Monitor and evaluate the roll-out - Make sure that everything is going as planned and address any issues that may arise during and after the completion of the deployment.
Things to keep in mind when planning your national roll-out.
If you are planning a national roll-out, there are some things that you will want to keep in mind.
Ensure stakeholder buy-in - Getting the right stakeholders involved early on is vital to ensure the success of your project. Be sure to involve key management and staff early in the process who will be directly affected by or responsible for executing various project elements.
Be aware of political and cultural differences - Even when working across the country, there is a good chance that staff in different locations will have unique perspectives on leadership styles or management structures. Be sure to stay flexible and open-minded as you work with your team members from around the country if possible. If not, be sure to set expectations with your team members prior to the start of your project.
Be prepared for differences in technology infrastructure - Technology roll-outs can be tricky, even when working with a single location. Be sure to account for how different locations may implement software or hardware differently than other sites if possible. If not, make sure that you have a solid plan for addressing potential issues.
Create detailed project plans - Having detailed, written project plans is always a good idea, but it is especially important when working with multiple locations. They will help ensure that everyone understands their role in the project and what is expected of them.
Communicate often - Open communication is key to avoiding confusion and miscommunications. Make sure that you are being consistent in how and when you communicate with your team members across the country so that everyone is on the same page at all times.
Be flexible - Things will not always go as planned, especially if multiple locations are involved. Be prepared to adjust timelines or goals based on what may come up during the course of your project.
Be willing to serve as a role model - You will have an opportunity to set expectations for others in how you interact with staff across the country, especially if you are leading or overseeing the roll-out directly. Be sure that you are being respectful and open-minded when working with everyone from other locations who may not be as familiar with your company culture.
The Matrix-NDI Difference
Matrix-NDI is a leading provider of professional information technology (IT) services and solutions. We are a trusted partner to companies who want their IT professionals, projects, processes, and systems to be the best they can be. At Matrix-NDI, we help our clients navigate an ever-changing business technology landscape by providing expertise in all areas of network infrastructure.
And since we don't sell network hardware and we are brand-agnostic, we're never competing with or in a conflict of interest with our clients. We are flexible when needed, but we never lose sight of the big picture.
At Matrix-NDI, we understand the importance of a successful national technology roll-out. Our team has years of experience in deploying new technology across the country. We take a holistic approach to our deployments, working closely with our clients to ensure that all stakeholders are on the same page regarding project goals and objectives.
Contact us today to learn more about how our technology deployment services can help you with your next national roll-out or large-scale technology implementation project.
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