Use this template to document the necessary communications and execution requirements during the sourcing strategy development project.
Be sure to consider the following factors:
- Accountability is key for execution. Make sure that you assign ownership to the tasks in this template and that you monitor the execution of the tasks.
- Budget time for communications. A time budget should allow for time to prepare the communication, deliver it, and handle questions or other responses after delivery.
- Identify all stakeholders. Ensure you involve everyone who will be impacted by the sourcing strategy, including end users from business functions.
- Avoid scheduling communications in competition with one another. Staggered communications delivered at the right time are more likely to be acknowledged, thereby increasing impact and comprehension.