There are two parts to any enterprise technology solution: software and service. What a software product can do is important, of course, and you should look carefully at its functionality before buying. But software only gets you partway to an improved operation. The services provided along with the software, such as training and support, often … Continue reading Tips for a Successful Software Implementation
Summer is a quieter time for school transportation (relatively, of course), so this may be the best time of year for preparing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for those technology solutions you’re considering adding to your district operations. In order to help you craft an RFP that gets you the win as much as your … Continue reading What Happens When a Vendor Responds to an RFP?
In my last post, I discussed the difference between operational functions and projects. If you haven’t read that post yet, please do before continuing on here where I will be discussing project methodology. Once something is defined as a project, you must recognize and understand the most effective approach you should take before you can … Continue reading To Be or Not to Be a Project? Part Two
School districts are often faced with numerous tasks which must be carried out over significant periods of time, some accomplished throughout the year and some even carrying over several years. In this post and in follow up posts I will be going over some ways that you can tackle tasks like these, including some best … Continue reading To Be or Not to Be a Project? Part One
It’s really quite simple: Planning is to Your Project, as Breakfast is to Your Daily Routine. A healthy breakfast will jumpstart your day and will provide energy to begin your daily routine, followed by lunch and dinner to sustain your body throughout the day. Breakfast is your opportunity to start each day with a healthy … Continue reading Planning is like Breakfast
Our goals can only be reached by having a plan of action and executing upon that plan. For those of you who know me on a personal and/or professional level, you know that I am somewhat of an organizational nut! I am an insatiable list maker and the epitome of a planner. The world of … Continue reading SIS Implementation Check-In: March