After several years of working with Microsoft Dynamics GP clients, one thing that truly frustrates me is a stalled Dynamics GP project.
There is a clear need, the decision has been made, the budget is approved. Everyone starts out excited and then you see that the team starts to lose focus, everything takes too long and no consistent progress is made. This could be the initial Dynamics GP installation. Or more likely a smaller project like an upgrade or integration.
Here is my simple piece of advice. When you see that a project is stalling set a weekly project meeting and keep it. It is easier said than done, but it works.
Of course, there will be weeks when there are no updates but keep the meeting anyway. Skipping one meeting makes it too easy to skip two and all of a sudden it has been months with no activity.
No one wants to join a meeting and admit that they didn’t accomplish anything again, week after week. Regular meetings drive accountability.
End each meeting with expectations.
- What are the takeaways?
- Who/what are we waiting on?
- What are the next steps?
Put these points in an email and send it to everyone. This becomes your agenda for the following week.
Everyone is busy and nobody likes extra meetings. But when a project is stalled, I believe weekly meetings are the key to getting it back on track.
If you have a Microsoft Dynamics GP project that is stalled, the team at CAL Business Solutions can help. Contact us at 860-485-0910 x4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
By Katelyn Wood, CAL Business Solutions, Inc., Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica Partner, www.calszone.com