The Enterprise: Mystery Unraveled
Author: James Seymour
Format: Kindle Edition
Any project can be a worrisome task; but with the economic hardships, tight budgets, reduced “brain trusts”, and sometimes poorer senior management, projects can be like solving a complex mystery. There is the finding out who are the true stakeholder/stakeholders, finding the correct information that can define the project, the gathering of the project team, the creation of the project budget, the planning of the project details, and more and more and more.
A project involving both business and information technology need not be mysterious, worrisome, nor daunting. The ultimate trick is organization, experience, documentation, and leadership from the start. Additionally, add active support from the senior executives of the organization, actual authority for the project leader, plus avid dedication to the project by all participants.
Even the enterprise project – often the most daunting of all projects – need not be a devilish task. Organize the task into components – which we will discover in this book. This organization plus documentation and wise leadership can make even the enterprise project doable and within most budgets.
But why even tackle such a task? Well, is your data fully clear and correct or do you find that support, marketing, and billing departments are finding that the data is often embarrassingly incorrect? Additionally, there are more and more regulations and possibly even laws which demand the documented processes of keeping data both clean, accurate, and private. The alternative experience for the organization can be a federal-level audit and penalties plus a public relations nightmare.
You tackle such projects because bad data leads to unhappy clients, which leads to unhappy employees and reduced revenues. Moreover, if you want to be able to analyze your business data in order to make effective, accurate executive decision, you had better be moving to an enterprise project as presented in this book, or you will be out of business.