Sustainable technology adoption. The 1st step!
As an existing Microsoft Office 365 customer, the procurement and IT teams, for this Queensland regional council, knew that leveraging more of the platform could mean a better return on investment (ROI) and realising how they could leverage Project Online was a daunting task.
The people assigned, to explore the possibilities of how Project Online, Project Lite and the Project Pro client, together could streamline project management at the council, simply did not know where to start.
At Adopt & Embrace, we know that awareness of what is possible in the context of your business and its unique environment is an important first step to sustainable technology adoption.
For this regional council, one of the key outcomes from a workshop is the relative importance of the demand management and portfolio management aspects of Project Online. Click To Tweet
Working with the incumbent Microsoft licensing partner (LSP), and the council’s Enterprise Architecture consultants, we proposed a simple approach to help the project stakeholders to understand what was possible.
- liaison with Microsoft to organise access to a trial environment;
- the configuration of that environment to align with key business and project scenarios identified by the council. This included the set-up of 15 different user personas based on real roles within the organisation;
- development of an evaluation playbook, to guide participants through their 30-day trial exercises.
- a group presentation to all evaluation stakeholders to increase awareness of how the different aspects of project management using Office 365 and Project Online fit together.
This capability would enable key decision makers to better budget and plan for capital works and other projects over the next five years.
Ultimately, this short engagement enabled the council to make a much more informed decision when it came to both licensing spend and deployment of project management capability.