If we asked your coworkers whether you're good at choosing and implementing technology, would they say you rock, or you suck? Do you ever think you're making a smart technology choice, but once it's deployed, you find out it's all wrong? It doesn't really meet people's needs, and they are not going to use all the bells and whistles that sold you on it in the first place. Now you just wasted a load of money, not to mention everyone's time, and you're back to square one - or stuck with a bad choice - and you've lost the confidence of your colleagues. In this salon-style session we will discuss common breakdowns in needs assessment and product evaluation, and give you some effective tools for making the best choice, every time, and starting off on the right foot.
1. Understand the importance of the assessment phase. What makes a well defined problem, or a well-defined vision
2. Learn how organizations often miss key constituents in technology planning and how to include all parts of your organization.
3. Learn unusual and innovative techniques for understanding your organization's needs in technology.