Slowing IT down
Despite the simplicity that is implied by the term, as IT consultants, we understand that “project management” can be a bit of a complex topic. Delegation, communication, time management, goal-setting, agenda-setting, implementation and more—there are just so many different components that come into play when managing even the most basic IT project. With that being the case, our team has always strived to adopt a holistic approach to IT project management that focuses on clearly communicated and planned expectations, priorities and deliverables. Effective IT projects that generate business results will take a heavy dose of planning and calculated execution. We understand that this approach can take some time, but we’re quite alright with that. As long as we’re managing a project and implementing solutions efficiently and effectively before deadline, and achieving our business goals, we’re happy.
Last week, Vivo engaged in a conversation about this topic with prolific blogger Christine Louise Hohlbaum who writes for Psychology Today. Christine, who advocates a “slow and steady” approach to business productivity, compiled the thoughts of our CEO Marilyn Weinstein and our Managing Director Michael Parish in her post “The Power of Slow: Embracing time so you have more of it.” The piece focused on our mantra to “plan one’s work and work one’s plan”—in a steady and strategic manner. Check it out and let us know what you think!