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Pilot Study – How to Make It Work

Megan Keup
Publication date:
February 11, 2020
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Pilot Study – How to Make It Work

A pilot study is a small-scale project used to test the feasibility, duration, cost and risks of a full-scale project. It is referred to as a pilot project, pilot test and even pilot experiment. The reasons for a pilot study are obvious: it saves time, effort and money on a project that is destined to fail, and it can show pitfalls that are not evident, things that are missing from the plan and more. It also saves money in the long run and clears the way for a more successful outcome.
A pilot study is an important part of any project, and it is important to have a clear goal, a reason to set out on a pilot study, and a study group that is large enough to provide usable data. It is also important to ask questions to sharpen the pilot study and to decide if the pilot study is a success or a failure. The study group should be between 10 and 20 people who understand how to use the technology and do so regularly. The duration of the study should also be determined to get an idea of its pros and cons. The most important details in a pilot study are to have an onboarding plan, get feedback, address issues, and make sure the benefits of the project outweigh whatever costs, time and effort are required to implement it. Project management software is key to making sure you plan and implement it well, such as ProjectManager, which allows you to plan all the phases of the pilot study on a kanban board.


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Megan Keup
Pilot Study – How to Make It Work
February 11, 2020
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