Resisting Change: 5 People who Kill Projects (Part 3)

Change Resistors…Chapter 3 Previously, we discussed the Detractor, the Shield, the Holdback, and the Pacifist.  In this final post of the series on people who resist change, we will explore the traits of the Fortuneteller.   We will also briefly cover trust and some of the more drastic measures under the heading of “the Nuclear […]

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Resisting Change: 5 People Who Kill Projects (Part 2)

More about Resisting Change In the last installment about people who resist change, we talked about the Detractor and the Shield.  Today we are going to talk about 2 more archetypes: the Holdback and the Pacifist. The Holdback The Holdback is a potential high-value asset to the organization.  She is either very tuned into the […]

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Resisting Change: 5 People Who Kill Projects (Part 1)

Change is hard.   The most powerful force in many organizations is the status quo.  Moving the status quo even just a little can feel a lot like trying to push a fire truck up a hill in San Francisco.  This is the first in a series of articles that can help you identify and […]

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Prophet 21 DynaChange Rule: Pre-SQL Hooks

Epicor introduced the Pre-SQL hook as a new feature for the DynaChange Rule in version 12.17.   This feature extends the reach of a DynaChange Rule to insert business logic, including modifying the SQL statement itself, before the statement executes.  This can be a slippery slope.  P21 is a complex application, and tinkering too much […]

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P21 ERP: 5 Ideas for Prophet 21 DynaChange Rules

In a previous post, I laid out the business case for DynaChange Business Rules as an essential part of any Prophet 21 deployment.  Business rules are an important arrow in your company’s quiver that allow you to adapt P21 ERP to your business process and streamline operations.  In my experience, it is the little things […]

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5 Reasons Employee Training is Critical for Success

How many times have you seen a new employee join the team but not be productive for months?  Why don’t companies do a better job making the investment in training a new employee?  We hire them, and then throw them to the wolves with a “oh they will figure it out” attitude.  It is completely […]

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ERP Project Management is not a Part Time Job

Too many times I watch companies spend an immense amount of financial resources to get a new ERP system, and then skimp out in the one area that is the most critical to success…people.  Today, I beg those companies who are on the verge of deploying ERP not to be half-hearted about getting the right […]

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Why the Amazon Experience is not Just for the Customer

When you think about the concept of digital transformation, it is hard to ignore what Amazon has done for their customers.   Amazon has created a fundamental shift in an entire industry.  They also transformed the perception of consumers about what service is.   Amazon gets 189 million unique visitors per month.  Those visitors spent 136 […]

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Leadership: 10 Quotes from the Founding Fathers

This week, we celebrate Independence Day.  It has been 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The Founding Fathers had to exercise leadership and courage, often at great risk to their lives.  As we remember this important day, below are 10 quotes about character, business, and leadership straight from the Founders themselves. […]

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