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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/14/2016 1:57:14 PM
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Hard to make a long term investment a priority...?
Maybe it's just me, but priorities are usually for the short term -- as in a priority for the next year. And long term development projects are hard to make a priority because they take longer than a year, so... how do you keep these kinds of projects at the top of a priority list for more than a year?

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Michelle
Michelle
6/16/2016 11:18:31 AM
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Re: Hard to make a long term investment a priority...?
Excellent question. I picked the answer that included staff training because I think longterm changes will need extra training to meet future demands. 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
6/26/2016 12:10:21 PM
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Re: Hard to make a long term investment a priority...?
Agreed. It's hard to know what will happen so many years in advance. Especially when dealing with technology because it's forever changing quickly.

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2016 11:31:15 PM
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Re: Hard to make a long term investment a priority...?
mhhf1ve, I agree. It is harder to remain focused and work on long-term projects and in many cases long-term projects fail or go over budget.

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2016 11:33:46 PM
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Unifying top level
I think all options are needed. However, unifying top-level vision and strategy, including realigning processes and re-training staff is critical to implementing any new product, service or technology.

Companies need to assess the top-down and bottom-up views. Companies also need to perform effective strategic planning and business process reengineering. In many instances this requires external support from contractors because many companies do not have the skill set or resources to support these types of effort

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/29/2016 1:35:51 PM
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Re: Hard to make a long term investment a priority...?
> "It is harder to remain focused and work on long-term projects and in many cases long-term projects fail or go over budget."

Exactly. Long term projects can be a goal, but not a priority. Priorities are the smaller steps that lead to the long term goal.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
6/29/2016 9:29:41 PM
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Re: Hard to make a long term investment a priority...?
Good point. I feel like long term projects and people lose focus on the main objective and it kind of falls by the waist side.

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