The months leading to a technology project’s “Go-live” day can be stressful and nerve-wrecking. The time before, during, and after “Go-live” are all critical points of change for your colleagues undergoing the system implementation. It’s important to manage this change proactively from the start and to have a plan to manage this change. Ideally, the days leading to “Go-live” day have included a lot of work to prepare your stakeholders. Hopefully you’ve been engaging them in the project by building the awareness on why the project is important, addressing their “WIIFM” concerns, paving the way with clear expectations on training and using the new system, and holding your team accountable to what is expected. These are all the major tenets in the ADKAR model for change management.