Management Action Plan (MAP): Part 5
Incrementalism relies on an advanced knowledge of a need to add to a project using many small, accurate, and incremental changes instead of undertaking a few, well-planned, large jumps.
First, you will need to decide on the sequencing of your key action steps. Start by reviewing your key action steps in Part 4.
For each key action step, ask yourself what other steps must be completed before that specific action can be taken.
Next, explain the merits of incrementalism in your MAP and possible consequences if incrementalism is not utilized.
Finally, rearrange your key action steps into a sequence of ordered activity. Then, look at your plan once again. Are there any ways to simplify the plan further before presenting it?
Address accountability. For each key action step, assign a responsible party or group within your hypothetical or actual organization (by position, department, or team name—not by individual name), and assign a suspense date by which the key action steps must be completed. Then, based on all of your key action steps and the suspense dates, provide a realistic completion date for the entire MAP.
Develop measurement and monitoring. Explain in detail how you will measure the success of your MAP following implementation and how you will monitor ongoing performance to prevent regression and loss of the positive change that
has taken place.