Implementation is not the final step in a process.
Just about every process model I’ve ever seen has a final step called monitoring (or evaluation, or something like it). It’s that final piece in a process where you look at what you’ve implemented, evaluate it, and make tweaks for improvement. While the words do mean something slightly different, you get the point. After creating something, you have to monitor progress.
Today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminded me of the days when I had to forecast and reforecast budgets. Sometimes multiple times within the same month. Budgets are living documents and constantly changing.
If we really want to move the needle and make change happen, then we have to monitor our actions and make adjustments along the way.