How to mitigate the obstacle

Identifying your obstacle and defining why it exists will provide the foundation for developing a plan to mitigate it.

Based on the specific obstacle and its causes, a specialized plan is needed to minimize the obstacle. The plan should include not only what will be done to diminish the obstacle, but also include:
1. The tasks required to execute the plan
• Example: If the obstacle is limited documentation, then a P & P Framework could be used to define the approach to use
2. The timeline for delivery
3. The required Resources, including the Team, the Participants, the Tools
4. The costs related to implementing the plan
5. The risks associated with not addressing the obstacle and the risks of pursuing its mitigation
6. The communication needs, including who, when, and how

As you can see, the plan to address an obstacle is similar to any Project Plan. Utilizing Project Planning Experts – either externally or in-house – will assist in mitigating the obstacle’s impact more quickly.

Aldridge Kerr can assist you in building a plan to mitigate your operational obstacles. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in improving how you do what you do.

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