No matter the size of a software implementation, it represents significant change for organizations and individuals. Specific industry requirements and practices further affect complexity and highlight the need for customization. Organizational stress is increased in the transportation industry with fleet management requirements, procurement lifecycles, multisystem integrations and payroll intricacies. As a result, risk management and a smooth transition are top of mind for any business implementing new software.
Project management methodologies reduce stress by handling the process, change and associated risks of software implementation. Engaging a professional project management team helps keep the budget and timeline on track, which lowers organizational stress. A well-constructed project plan reflects the tasks, responsibilities and timeline so team members understand expectations regarding workload and accountability. In the plan-development process, organizational constraints and transportation industry specifics are considered to achieve realistic deadlines with the allocated resources.