The IDEAL Acting Phase is, unsurprisingly, all about action! In this phase defined action plan is run. Recommendations are made more specific and then implemented. The Acting Phase is the most effort-intensive in the IDEAL cycle. The phase consists of four stages
Solutions must be created to to address the identified problems. These need to satisfy the TMMi objectives but achieve the desired outcome for the organisation at the same time.
The solution may involve changes to or new:
The solution will normally be developed by an improvement team (or teams) that includes a TMMi expert. Each team must have clear goals.
Once a solution is created, it needs to be tried in one or more projects. The results of the trials are evaluated to ensure that the solutions achieves the specified objectives.
Using the results of the pilot, the solution is optimised, if required.
Once the solution is deemed workable, it can be be implemented. There are a number of approaches:
The approach selected is based on factors such as: