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A Real-Life Implementation Roadtrip

By Craig Pasquale | Thu, Mar 31, 2016

In my last blog post, I talked about creating a roadmap to ensure successful implementation of anything you do.  I wanted to follow up with a real-life scenario that includes an actual car on an actual road.  

 

The Plan

Not too long ago, I had a typical eCommerce solution implementation going on.  We had a plan, we had oversight, we had contingencies--we had a roadmap to our destination. Our planning served us well to this point.

Was it perfect? No, but it allowed us to make adjustments along the way without losing sight of our destination. There were no side trips to unforeseen problems. 

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The Importance of Process in a Successful Software Implementation

By Craig Pasquale | Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Dictionary.com defines “process” as a "systematic series of actions directed to some end.”

Whether developing custom applications or implementing more packaged solutions, process is needed.   So what exactly does that mean? I like to think of developing a process as finding the right map to get you where you are going.  

When you go on a road trip, you have your origin and your destination.  You have many options for routes and paths to takesome long, some short, some laden with pot-holes, some dead ends.  You have some conditions or constraintstime, mode of transportation, scenic route desired and so on—and you need to plan your route based on these conditions.  And oh by the way, in the middle of your trip a road is closed for construction.

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