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.
Implement & Monitor
How can we put our plan into action?
By the end of this step, you will be able to implement the solution set in a real world setting with real time monitoring to guide decisions.
How to conduct this step and achieve its main objectives:
Prepare Implementation Team
Your team needs to be certain they know and understand the job to be done and that they have the skills and tools to do it. Ensuring your team is equipped to implement the solutions and maintain fidelity is essential to program success.
Tool: Training Canvas
The training canvas helps you think about what you need in order to prepare your teams. It also guides you through the planning process by laying out clearly each step to be covered. It serves as a systematic guide for trainers and participants, ensuring that all necessary topics, materials, and activities are addressed.
Prepare Your Monitoring Plan
Creating a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan is essential for assessing the impact of your solution. Inspired by the need to advocate for your solution and broaden its reach, a well-crafted MEL plan not only tracks the effectiveness of your efforts but also provides valuable insights for strategic decision making.
Tool: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Template
A MEL plan guide describes how to create an MEL plan for projects. It outlines methodologies, indicators, data collection strategies, and analysis techniques. It assists organizations in systematically assessing progress and outcomes, enabling informed decision-making and improving innovations effectiveness.
Implementing your innovation will require attention and good planning. That’s why you’ll want to, at this stage, recap all essentials and what makes your solution unique. You will also verify how ready your innovation and team are to implement your plan.
Tool: Implementation Plan Template
An implementation plan is a comprehensive document outlining essential tasks and steps required for successfully executing an innovation, plan, or process. It serves as a guide that ensures your team completes all necessary actions in the correct sequence. This plan helps implementers maintain organization, consistency, and efficiency during innovation initiation.