If one can implement a solution in an existing platform with marginal expense on top of the current team and licensing costs, probably, it would be worth considering.
While assigning a budget to any IT program, the senior leadership assumes that their managers will implement creative and innovative solutions. After all, the top dollars are used to fund the so-called “experts” and “consultants” to help the IT teams. One of the solutions could be in the commoditization of the IT work that teams would do in an assembly line factory mode.
The approval boards and committees should applaud the forthright open and honest behavior of cost savings and funding adjustments; rather than punishing it by making a red mark on the virtual credit rating of the team for future funding and budget approval
IT Tools are as good as the people-process using them. Pay attention to the people and their processes more than the tool. After all, the people define the processes, and tools are there to serve, not the other way round.
No offense to Microsoft® Visio, I think the whiteboards and dry-erase markers are boon for the IT industry. One can use them to their advantage before diving into the technical formalization of the processes. The idea is not new; decades ago, I recall senior management folks used to take notes on paper napkins during a business meeting at some fancy restaurant. I am sure they still do. Consider a situation, where a client or someone from the client’s team acting…