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Management of Changes:Infrastructure and strategic initiatives

Casse Studies: Project Development and Supply Chain Management

In the world of project driven businesses - all corporations - all initiatives should be handled with the same methodologies applied to commercial software development. There is no scientific method. There is no way to predict the future. There cannot be any assumption regarding the outcome of any business initiative based on past performance. Assumptions and beliefs must be shattered to start anew each time. There is no certainty and plenty of enemies. The competition is vague - is it progressing faster than I, or how many competitors are in the same market. Success or victory for any business initiative - whether it seems accomplished by good time management, by successfully outsmarting competitors, winning the bidding war, all and all is challenging at best and puts the benchmark of success far from the world of guarantee.

Management of Changes Methodology: example of a real case software development "business initiative".

What does it take to turn CHAOS into manageable entities.. A few years ago, I was hired as a consultant to assess the sate of a software after 3 years of development. I discovered 'the Horror"'. A few million down the drain and nothing to show for it. The architecture - from the ground up - needed to be re-engineered. To revive such a business initiative takes guts or stupidity. Upon discussions with the partnership, the company decided to resume the project. It was the high noon to redirect the focus on a management of changes. By implementing e-task and AxM , the software was released in eight months, accomplishing what had not been done in three years. How could this be?

Preamble(see case studies) - Applied New Methods and Processes - 1) X-scheduling - 2) AxM (Management of Changes - 3) Delta V based document management system

Analysis:.... to be continued

Use of AxM Procedures

Waitex Information Systems: Expanded in-house small & Internal Supply Chain Management system into a very successful commercial service.

Integration of shrink-wrapped software / custom (mix) and new development, along with a robust architecture provided us with the ability to service - as a separate business - remote access to the warehouse, EDI, production, cutting, shipping, inventory control, etc.

We then proceeded to implement marketing strategies, growth planning, sales, and support.

Analysis:.... to be continued