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AVOID SPREADSHEET SHOCK!
SO WHAT IS "SPREADSHEET SHOCK"?
It is the effect felt when it is realised that spreadsheets have proliferated through an organisation to such an extent that it becomes extremely difficult to identify and extract the pertinent and current data.
Why do spreadsheets proliferate?
Because with spreadsheets 'what you see is what you get' (WYSIWYG) making them simpler to use and much easier for a regular user to comprehend than a database!
Organisations running Programmes and Projects require their managers to record such things as Risks, Issues, Changes, Assumptions, Correspondence etc.
Without a structure and guidelines in place this usually means every project, sub-programme and programme will create and maintain their own spreadsheet for each of these requirements.
All organisations allow and even expect the use of spreadsheets, however few provide a structure within which they should be used or guidelines as to the manner of their use.
Proliferation prohibits consolidation!
When there is a need to moderate the data from two or more projects, say for a programme level assessment, then getting a sensible output is extremely difficult and requires excessive human intervention to achieve.
SPREADHEETS ARE ESSENTIAL TOOLS!
When properly utilised spreadsheets can provide essential insight into the information behind the data gathered and due to their WYSISIG properties they are readily taken up by the regular user.It can be said that proper utilisation is taking place when:
SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NEXT?
Consider our tools. We can provide the structures within which to organise your projects and the spreadsheets we provide require only the insertion of your organisations logo before implementation.
ADDITIONAL BENEFIT FROM USE OF OUR METHODS
The discipline and skills learned by your organisation's members in implementing the Abbermist proposed structure, templates and methods will minimise the culture shock that most organisations experience when stepping up to an Enterprise Solution.
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