To effectively launch your change initiative, consider the topics in this checklist. Check those topics that you will use to plan your launch strategy and work. Depending on the complexity and status of your initiative, you may need to take all or just some of these actions. If you are beyond the launch stage, review this list for actions that may still provide benefit to the smooth change leadership of your initiative.

The Task numbers listed at the end of many of the topics refer to the specific Task in The Change Leader’s Roadmap (CLR) Methodology. If you are familiar with the CLR methodology, you can explore the guidance contained in each Task. If you have not yet been trained in the CLR, all Tasks are discussed in The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation book.

For more information on how to make sure you are setting up your change initiatives for success, read the related blog post: Launching Change Initiatives: How to Set Them Up for Success from the Start.