How to avoid unnecessary projects
I like running projects. But projects are a lot of work and shouldn’t be started for the wrong reason.
Not liking your current software is not a good reason. Before you go replacing your current stuff, ask yourself:
When was the last time anyone went to training? Or bought a book?
Or attended a user group? Or even a conference?
Or hired a different consultant?
Or took the advice of a new hire about a better way of doing things?
Or basically did anything that might help you change the way you use the software you already have.
If you’re like many of the complainers I’ve met, the answer is not recently. Or not in years. Or not since the system was implemented.
And if that’s so, it’s not that you don’t like your software. You probably barely even know your software.
So, before you continue to complain, think about how you can get educated.
And once you know more, you’ll have a better idea if the fault is within the system. Or within yourselves.