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Surviving Your First Implementation Project: A Word From Our Sponsor (Part 2)

Posted by Wave6 Blog Team on Aug 20, 2015 5:13:30 PM

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." – Ayn Rand

As we laid out in the previous post, you’ve just been handed your first project, your Grande-Extra-Shot-Skinny-Caramel-Macchiato-in-a-Venti-Sized-Cup has finally kicked in, and your mind is racing with, "now what?"

Now it's time for you to start asking more questions, and here is the first one to ask. Please keep in mind this particular question you're about to ask is the most important one:

Who is the project sponsor?

The Project Sponsor - she, he or they –are going to become your best friend, the best ally to the project and be a key component to your success in this endeavor.

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Topics: Salesforce Implementation

Surviving your First Project Implementation

Posted by Wave6 Blog Team on May 28, 2015 4:29:00 PM

Has this happened to you?

Your boss calls you into her office at 7:30 on a Monday morning. Your Grande-Extra-Shot-Skinny-Caramel-Macchiato-in-a-Venti-Sized-Cup has not yet kicked in as you sink into the chair at the front of her desk.

The conversation goes something like this:

"Morning Albert! I just wanted to let you know, we’re starting a new project later today. It’s something called “Salesforce-dot-com”…(I think)…I don’t really know what it is about – but Bill just sent in the request to me so I am assigning you as the project lead for a possible implementation. I know you’ve been working on the new ERP release, but this should only take about an hour of your time each week. There’s a meeting at 2:00 in the Endor Conference Room – I’ll send you an invite. Good luck..."

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Topics: Salesforce Implementation, Project Stages

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