Revolution in system maintenance standard

You are told that you are better off replacing your IT system. Read this before going any further.  Here are some truths nobody will tell you. Vendors make more money if you replace your system. Systems you purchase include many unnecessary features you pay for. You will certainly have some specific needs that are not met by the system. To get the features to meet these needs, you will need to pay extra money. One day, the vendors will come back and tell you that you need to upgrade because they no longer support the version you purchased. Analysts such as Gardner, that review IT system vendors, are sponsored by the very vendors they review. Tired of complex projects and ...

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Key Steps to Fight Procrastination standard

Summary: Procrastination consists of postponing key tasks to the last minute while doing pleasing task instead. By using the pleasing tasks to your advantage you can effectively fight procrastination.   We have a report to write, problems to solve, handy work to do. Instead of doing those key tasks, we do all sort of other things. We attend unnecessary meetings, browse the internet, talk with colleagues, accept other engagements and end up with last minute panic. This situation is widespread. It greatly impacts our performance and the quality of our deliverable. The enemies that make us procrastinate are those small pleasures that seduce us into postponing important tasks. The trick to fighting procrastination is to transform this enemy into our ...

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The Irony of Project Management standard

After a business review that included a field study and cognitive task analysis, it was found that the new software require three times more user action. The project manager reacted by saying the project scope is to make the transition, respect deadlines and budget. Meaning he does not want to change the plan. After reviewing  the findings again, they realized that the situation was even worst than they expected it. In the end, the client followed our recommendations because the facts were rock solid and we found a solution that would integrate existing technology already in use at the financial institution. Many IT (Information technology) projects are planned and scoped before need analysis or field study are done. Over the ...

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