operational complexity to simulate conditions in other
parts of the state. Next, they briefed key stakeholders,
eliciting significant support both from leadership and the
operational users for the practical and phased approach to
the migration. This ensured a great outcome for the pilot
and the radio team, irrespective of the technical results.
GOING DIGITAL? LEARN BY DOING
Why a pilot?
Learn by doing – get the experience first-hand
before you commit to a vendor or solution
Expose risks – develop mitigation strategies
Apply the lessons learnt – refine the design
How to run a successful pilot
Define your goals and objectives.
Define the scope, time, stakeholders,
topography and technology
Define the success factors - what does
success look like how will it be measured?
Communicate to stakeholders, project team,
operational staff, suppliers and contractors.
Review against your success factors.