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Posted by April Freund on Apr 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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So your organization has just completed the roll out of a new software system/ case management software system to:

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

Leading Edge, Not Bleeding Edge

Posted by Chris Freund on Mar 31, 2016 5:00:15 PM

When smart phones first came out, it was predicted that everyone would eventually have one and that we couldn’t live without them.  That prediction has come true. 

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Technology Speak

How to Pick the Right Person to OWN Your Next Software Project

Posted by April Freund on Mar 24, 2016 4:56:38 PM

Often times because someone uses the word “software” to title a project it is easily assumed the IT department will be managing this effort.  If that person from IT does not understand the agency  from front to back and has plenty of subject matter expertise,  it’s a mistake to make them the project manager.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

Data Island

Posted by Ray Scott on Mar 17, 2016 4:25:08 PM

Set your data free!

FAMCare alone can solve the vast majority of your organization’s data needs, but in some cases it’s necessary for other systems to exchange data with FAMCare.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

World-Class Case Management on a Budget

Posted by Chris Freund on Mar 16, 2016 3:49:44 PM

How can a world-class case management system be built without breaking the bank?

When a large private or government agency implements an enterprise case management system, often they engage with a company that brings in full time project managers, developers, testers/trainers and others who are dedicated to the entire project for the entire time of implementation.  The agency generally provides office space and the project team becomes de-facto employees of the organization for months (or even years) until the system goes live.  In some implementations, the process is similar but the “de-facto” employees are at the vendor site, but at the beckon call of the customer.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

What is a Software Plan?

Posted by Chris Jaynes on Mar 9, 2016 3:50:10 PM

A software plan is the overall guiding plan that takes into account the major parts to any custom development project.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

How to Improve Communication for Better Project Management

Posted by Inise Mayfield on Mar 3, 2016 12:00:21 PM
 
"Communication can make or break a project. Here's how to make sure all the key players are always in the loop. "

I came across this great article that talks about communication and the important role communication plays in project management.  Communication is key to the success of every project. Not only in the planning phase and kickoff meeting, but also throughout the course of the project, and even after the completion of the project.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak, FAMCare Team Blog's

What Makes Good Projects Go Bad?

Posted by Jasmine Brooks on Feb 24, 2016 1:10:16 PM

No one wants their project to fail or go over budget however, this is a common occurrence due, in part, to poor planning at the onset of the project planning process.  Identifying the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How are the first steps to creating a successful Project Team and Project Plan. Taking the time to ensure that you pick the right team, ensure that your team has the appropriate knowledge, providing a clear communication process and timelines will certainly put your project on the right path.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Special Reports, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

Helpful Tips to Get Your Helpdesk Ticket Resolved Faster

Posted by Angelo Taylor on Feb 17, 2016 3:12:49 PM

It can certainly be frustrating to submit a helpdesk ticket and wait, for what feels like an eternity, for a resolution.  You may wonder, “Why am I not getting a response?  What is taking so long?”  You may also be asking yourself, “Did I provide enough information?”

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak, FAMCare Team Blog's

Why Reinvent The Wheel If There’s A Wheel That Will Already Work?

Posted by April Freund on Feb 10, 2016 4:36:42 PM

The software industry is still a relatively “young” industry- think car manufacturing, steel manufacturing etc. begun more than a hundred years ago versus software starting in the 50’s but only becoming widespread in the late 80’s/early 90's. There is also the creative side of software design that enters the picture. Because of this there are many temptations to have a homegrown system built just for your organization.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Special Reports, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

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