What is an Impact Study?

  • An impact study is a small-scale, short-term experiment that helps an organization learn how a large-scale project might work in practice. The study allows an organization to test logistics, prove value and reveal deficiencies before spending a significant amount of time, energy or money on a large-scale project.

    Typically, an impact study begins with a proposal that lists the objectives of the study and documents how the study will be completed. This documentation should include a timeline for the study, as well as metrics for how success will be determined.