The latest and greatest technologies and systems are being installed. The expectation is that these projects will provide a plan for production and resources. Just because a system recommends a particular plan, schedule or action does not mean that the business will follow that recommendation. How does the business maximize its returns from technology projects?
The key to maximizing value is to exercise discipline over the planning process. Changing plans frequently, particularly at the last minute, is very costly. Each function within a business would probably react differently. Each might have good reasons for their positions. The best way is to develop policies and a process that captures the best thinking of all functions.
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