How to First Adopt, Then Adapt Process Frameworks and Models



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To get the maximum benefit from a process framework, organizations should adopt the framework as-is before adapting it. Although it seems like a risky move, it's even riskier to expend time and resources to customize a model just to re-customize it when it meets the reality of everyday work. This article explains the rationale behind "adopt before adapt" using examples from best-practice organizations. Learn from their lessons, and follow this article's approach to see benefits from a standard framework more quickly.

The information in this article can also be applied to the implementation of best practices in general.

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