Three Reasons Agile Works for Implementations

Top of Mind: Three Reasons Agile Works for Implementations

When considering an ERP or cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) in higher education, agile practices can be instrumental in ensuring successful and timely implementation. As an agile enthusiast, I must confess that nearly 15 years ago, when the agile manifesto and I crossed paths, it was love at first sight. For me, it explained […]

11 Questions to Ask Potential Deployment Partners

Top of Mind: 11 Questions to Ask Potential Deployment Partners

One of the most impactful initiatives for an institution in higher education is to replace its ERP system or any one of its components. Software vendors are investing resources in developing robust, modern software solutions for higher education, particularly in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions—those that are comprised of finance, human capital management (HCM), and […]

Position Yourself Well for Positive Change Management

There are studies about how humans tend to resist change and their various reasons why. It’s prevalent, but not much comfort to any higher education executive whose mission is to make enhancements for the good of the institution, which undoubtedly require change. Jim La Creta of Brandeis University found himself within that very delicate balance. […]

See. Feel. Change. The Evolution of Change Management.

As someone who’s implemented new technologies in higher ed for more than a decade, my on-going joke is that I use my public relations degree daily trying to convince people I’m making their lives easier with technology, not harder! As a fast-talking, multi-tasking technologist who embraces change, my lessons learned over the years have been […]