Technology projects are notoriously fickle. Unfortunately, the success or failure of projects is not just dependent on the technology being selected. Obviously selecting a solid platform is a critical success factor. But once that is out of the way, the real success falls more squarely on the shoulders of the organization.
How can you better position your team for success? Go beyond the technology selection and make sure that other parts of your organization are ready to use your shiny new toy!
Take your time and be thoughtful – this is a decision that will impact your organization for 5 years, 10 years, or beyond.
When changing out systems, take the time and effort to review, clean and curate your data before it is loaded into your new technology platform.
Use technology projects as an opportunity to examine and revise your business processes. Make sure to use the best practices available in your new system to take advantage of its power. Afterall, there is a reason you selected it!