Posts Tagged: user

Book it! Scheduling User Adoption activities is a must to ensure long-term IT success.

This article was originally published on Tri Tuns Blog. OBSERVATION We have all experienced this: a round of discussions generating wonderful ideas, with a promise to reconvene and determine next action items. The problem is those action items rarely become a reality, because there was never a sufficient amount of follow-through to act on thoseRead… Read more »

Design the right metrics to improve user adoption

This article was originally published on Tri Tuns Blog. OBSERVATION Have you noticed that you spend a large amount of time documenting process flows but fail to measure their IT implementation? How do you know if the end-users are enacting the system as designed and contributing to the business goals? We know that process documentationRead… Read more »

What’s wrong with my questions? How IT projects fail to ask long-term user adoption questions.

This article was originally published on Tri Tuns Blog. OBSERVATION Does your IT implementation plan include a Change Management (CM) effort? It probably does. Does this CM effort include attaining information about the user community’s needs, in preparation for an IT build? Again, your answer may typically be yes. So what could possibly be missing?Read… Read more »

Influence culture to drive user adoption.

This article was originally published on Tri Tuns Blog. OBSERVATION People often talk about corporate culture but they really don’t know how to sufficiently explain / define it, how to influence it, or how it can influence an IT project implementation. You may have tried to define what the culture of your client’s organization isRead… Read more »

Why User Adoption activities should start before go-live

This article was originally published on the Tri Tuns Blog. OBSERVATION Clients often place priority on the technical build and implementation over end-user readiness. Their assumption is that once the new system becomes operational(go-live), they can focus on getting end-users to engage the system as designed. However, clients often have too little knowledge of end-userRead… Read more »

Return on Relationships

This article was originally published on the Tri Tuns Blog. OBSERVATIONIt is a common trap on many IT projects that team members are so focused on ensuring project “success” (typically defined as on-time and on-budget delivery) that team members forget the critical importance of developing and maintaining effective relationships. Ironically, forgoing the relationship building elementsRead… Read more »

Do you need Customer Service Trainng? Check out Web Manager University’s September Courses.

Customer Service… Citizen Service… Citizen Centered… It doesn’t matter what you call it – providing a great customer experience is priceless. Web Manager University’s September events focus on the customer – why good customer service is important, meeting the customer where they are, and things every government web manager should know about customer service. CheckRead… Read more »

Citizens ‘wish list’ and frustrations with local government websites (Part 1)

This user insight comes from the user research conducted for London Borough of Camden in the UK. You can visit the website redesign project development site here. View full post here. Over the past few months, I’ve been getting myself acquainted with my new Job at Camden Council and learning the ropes. I’ve been broughtRead… Read more »

Resistance is a Judgment, Not an Action

This article was originally published on the Tri Tuns Blog.OBSERVATION When talking about user adoption of major IT systems – CRM, ERP, HRIS, etc – at some point the discussion always focuses on overcoming “user resistance”. When I probe deeper and ask clients to define exactly what they mean by “user resistance” (what form itRead… Read more »

Social Media Has Changed Our Lives Forever – What About You?

Social Media has changed our personal and professional lives forever. Some people use it purely recreationally, while some are unable to break away from it on their mobile device. Businesses are starting to see the “double-edged” sword of social media. While some users are able to utilize the media as tools, others abuse it forRead… Read more »