Thoughts on technology and innovation
Sig VanDamme, Founder
Lakotah tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. Make perfect sense correct?
However, in some organizations other (much less sensible) strategies are being tried:
Signs that your AMS is a Dead Horse:
How much time, effort and dollars has your organization spent trying to bring this dead horse back to life?
Call to Action:
Dismount this horse. The horse is not going to magically be re-born. Replacing an AMS is not a lightweight endeavor but every marathon starts with a single step. Make that first step now. Just making the decision to replace the dead horse with will energize the staff and re-invigorate your organization.
Think of the feeling of dread that comes over you when you need to work with the system, perform an upgrade or explain the system's shortcomings for the umpteenth time.
While easily said and understood, dismounting from your dead AMS will be difficult and time consuming but must be done to have a nimble and high performing organization. This ancient wisdom is as relevant today as as it was 300 years ago.