Author: Lisa Saldana • Patricia Chamberlain •
Wei Wang• C. Hendricks Brown

A_Saldana_Stages of Imp_2011

Abstract: Recent efforts to better understand the process
of implementation have been hampered by a lack of tools
available to define and measure implementation progress.
The Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC) was
developed as part of an implementation trial of MTFC in
53 sites, and identifies the duration of time spent on
implementation activities and the proportion of activities
completed. This article examines the ability of the first
three stages of the SIC (Engagement, Consideration of
Feasibility, Readiness Planning) to predict successful pro-gram start-up. Results suggest that completing SIC stages
completely, yet relatively quickly, predicts the likelihood
of successful implementation