But smaller incremental changes may produce better results:
- They start to earn a return sooner.
- The get customer feedback sooner - allowing you to change, speed up, slow down or even abandon programmes of change.
- They needs less, if any, financing.
- They are easier to project manage.
- They allow you to try more alternatives, abandoning directions that don't seem promising and continuing with those that deliver results.
I think it is time big business started seeing change as a continuous process, an element of culture, rather than a series of events. Almost any project can be broken up into a series of smaller changes. As a rule of thumb, I believe that, projects should be broken up into the smallest separately deliverable changes possible.