A new year is upon us and with that, the word “resolution” comes to mind…
res-o-l-u-tion – [rez-uh-loo-shun n] - noun
1. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.
3. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.
4. the act or process of resolving or separating into constituent or elementary parts.
5. the resulting state.
6. a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.
7. reduction to a simpler form; conversion.
Taken from: Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
“Well, there’s always next year…”
Some people call this time of year the “holiday season.” Others just call it winter. And then there are those of us who call it the “end-of-the-year-crunch”—that special time when it seems there are far too many things to do, and way too little time to get any of them done. Some things just can’t wait, like putting the snow tires on your car before the first big blizzard (too late now, for people in most parts of Canada). Other things can get put off indefinitely, even when you know they have to be done—whether for deadline or not.
One of those things that can get put off indefinitely just might be your enterprise’s software selection project.
You’ve already obtained executive approval for the acquisition of a new XYZ software solution. Maybe a projected deadline has even been set for its implementation. And you’ve recently found out that you’re the lucky chump delegated to take charge of what can often be a rather complex and time-consuming task.
But you have your usual responsibilities, so this software selection thing… well, there’s always next year to get a start on it…