Dealing with our current mess!

Visioning and Selection

Many reasons can cause our current mess. It is often easier and more practical to start from scratch, which relieves us from the painful analysis of finding the reasons for the current mess.

Here are a few examples:

  • My kitchen is messy, and I will organise the kitchen well when we move to the new house.
  • Our staff is disjointed; we hope newly appointed employees will change this dynamic.
  • Our software systems are very complex and dysfunctional. The new ERP should address these problems.

Moving to new things is exciting, and we are filled with a dopamine rush, but it would help to know why and how we ended up in our current position.

If you are replacing ERP, consider the following questions for self-assessment:

  • Why are we replacing the current ERP? What do we do differently this time?
  • How was the last implementation? What are the lessons for us for this time?
  • Is the current software well-maintained and kept up-to-date? Why not?
  • Does the new staff adopt our current software well? Why not?
  • How can we ensure that we will not end up in the same place after a significant investment in the ERP?

The key is understanding the root cause of current issues while implementing the new ERP to move forward on the digital maturity path.