Interim Management Lifecycle
Interim assignments vary in scope and requirements, encompassing change management, ‘gap’ assignments, project management and turnaround management. The following stages of the ‘assignment lifecycle’ are typical of how interim managers enter into an assignment, reach and carry out the actual implementation, and finally exit the assignment.
The early stages have much in common with consultancy, as do later stages with project management, but the accountability and responsibility that interim managers have for successful analysis and delivery of a fitting solution is what makes these stages uniquely typical of the interim management approach.
Clutterbuck, David; Dearlove, Des; (1999), The Interim Manager, pp. 144,158-160