We're all familiar with many of the requirements for a successful system implementation: solid funding, a realistic project plan, a powerful business sponsor, tested and easy-to-use software and so on. However, one method that I've seen successfully used over the years in a wide variety of companies is rarely mentioned: harnessing peer pressure to speed system adoption.

Let's face it - if you're the typical, harried business user, having a new system shoved down your throat by a fist-pounding IT manager and business sponsor is a bit like being forced to swallow foul-tasting medicine, "Here, shut up and take this - it's good for you. You'll thank me in the end." Hmm, well, maybe.

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