Building a Systems Development Team - Starting

Most Systems Development teams start with someone doing report writing or other forms of data extraction and integration, such as creating a dashboard or streamlining through imports.

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  • Start improving their capabilities in design through books like Information Dashboard Design.
  • Develop capabilities in some of your semi-technical management team members to extract data on their own for ad-hoc business analysis queries.
  • Ensure that your technology infrastructure is running well.
  • Review how integrated your systems are and identify small technology projects for your team to stretch their capabilities.
  • Plan out your top 10 integration projects based on business priorities and build a plan around expected returns, expected costs, time to deliver, and your internal capability gaps, if any. This is an area where an experienced third party can help you avoid problems while accelerating results.

This is Part 15 of an 18-Part Series


Topics Covered in the Series Include:

  • Clarification
  • Software
  • Best Fit
  • Risk
  • Applications

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