Q: What can be done to streamline my EAM solution?

A: The strength here is to identify the business processes that the business requires to carry out the functions needed to meet the business goals and objectives. Typically EAM solutions are robust enough and configurable to drive business results where the fail to do so is in the ability to clearly define processes so that optimal execution of workflows are manage correctly.

Q: How can I make my data work for me?

A: It is the ability to identify the data, its intent and how they are meant to be used. There is a significant importance to understanding data and how it applies to EAM applications in order to maximize utilization, minimize ambiguity, and provide end users with seamless data.

Q: How can I keep projects on plan

A: Projects typically track off plan when scope has not adequately been defined and the ability to digest change in the project is low. The reality is the scope should define the vision end state of the deliverable(s). Change needs to be managed effectively so that the vision is still achievable.

Q: How do I plan an interface

A: Interfaces are a growing need for organizations today, technology is evolving quickly making these easier. What is important when considering or planning and interface is to evaluate the best benefit of value. On many occasions interfaces become challenging due to uncompromised non value added needs that are not necessary. It is extremely important to identify the specific goals of the interface so that the applicable requirements are defined and a realistic optimal solution is defined. There is no such thing as Auto-magic!

Q: What approach can be taken to train my staff

A: When attempting to define and develop a training plan it’s important to look specifically at what users require. This will help in understanding the extent of their training needs. A more defined and isolated training pedigree can be developed so that it is focused on the aspects of training to improve the user’s ability to successfully perform the functions that are required. In many occasions we tend to train outside of what the users are expected to know and do. Focused practice improves that user’s ability to maximize precision – practice makes perfect!