Once prototypes have undergone testing, successful piloting, and thorough monitoring to ensure their viability and effectiveness, they progress to the Apply Phase. In this phase, these refined prototypes transition from the experimental stage to real-world application of the solutions. Here, the focus shifts from theoretical validation to practical implementation, marking a significant step toward achieving the desired goals and outcomes of the project.
Adapt & Scale
How do we expand the application of our solution?
By the end of this step, you will be able to gain partner support to scale up successful solutions and/or adapt solutions to a new context or health area.
How to conduct this step and achieve its main objectives:
Advocate for Support
In this step, championing your solution becomes paramount to expand its outreach. Crafting a strategic advocacy plan will empower your team to amplify effectiveness and impact and ensure your solution reaches a wider audience.
Tool: Advocacy Canvas
The advocacy canvas is a template that assists in strategizing and planning advocacy efforts. It outlines essential elements like goals, target audience, messaging, and tactics. This visual organization aids in developing a comprehensive and coherent advocacy strategy.
Prior to scaling, you need to tailor your solution to the diverse contexts in which it will be deployed. This may involve introducing novel elements or eliminating existing ones, all with the aim of ensuring the perfect alignment of your solution with the varied environments in which it will operate.
Tool: Adaptation Canvas
This tool includes a set of best practices and steps to effectively adjust to changing circumstances or challenges. It offers practical guidelines, drawn from successful experiences, to help teams to navigate uncertainties.
As you gear up for the preparation and expansion of your solution, you will need to conduct a thorough examination of best practices and validate the faithfulness of your solution’s execution. This diligence will serve as the cornerstone for its successful scaling.
Tool: Best Practices Scalability Checklist
This checklist helps users assess the potential and readiness of an innovation for expansion. It outlines key criteria such as flexibility, efficiency, gender, and sustainability. By evaluating these factors, teams can ensure their initiatives can scale successfully, promoting growth and adaptability.