Management by Paul Engle
Industrial Engineer’s monthly column about engineering management (February 2011)
Penny-wise but pound-foolish?
A client recently began a multiphase project to upgrade the software that performs most automated processes in the business.
To minimize cost, the client laid out a multistep process. The first step includes upgrading the core application without any changes to the modules or functionality. Improvements and modifications, which include eliminating third-party software, will follow later. This strategy provides for the fastest implementation using the fewest resources.
Or does it?
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