Are We There Yet?

IT project go-live readiness criteria as defined by CedarCrestone's Principal Consultant, Dennis Bortolus. Mr. Borolus specializes in HCM strategy and system implementations.

By |2019-09-11T16:00:19-04:00January 23rd, 2012|Editorial|

When it comes to Documentation – Less is More

Too often, the biggest product of system projects is documentation.  Some believe the more paper a project team can produce the better. In this business, we document both old and new systems, old and new processes, write specifications, mappings, risk assessments and strategies.  We even create guides [...]

By |2019-09-11T16:16:07-04:00December 19th, 2011|Editorial|

Project Dashboards

Back in the 1980’s a new management trend began with the advent of Executive Information Systems (EIS).  Having a central repository of data allowed vendors to develop some new tools with names like “Score Cards” or “Dashboards” and they promised management that with a single page [...]

By |2019-09-11T17:24:03-04:00November 21st, 2011|Editorial|

Turn on the Workflow Please

Many system projects start out with management saying, “I want workflow,” which is about as specific as someone going to a shoe store and saying, “I want some footwear.” Workflow is not a one size fits all solution that allows you to dance, run a marathon, [...]

By |2019-09-11T17:24:38-04:00October 25th, 2011|Editorial|

Software Evaluation Tips

An important step in selecting the right software is to develop a good requirements list. A poor requirements list can result in surprises, delays and unforeseen costs during implementation. […]

By |2019-09-11T17:25:49-04:00August 24th, 2011|Editorial|