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wrong rock syndrome  what he calls the wrong rock syndrome : A boss says to a subordinate, Get me a rock, but when the subordinate brings the rock, the boss says, No! Not that rock, bring me another one! and the subordinate has to go back for another one. This is an analogy of what happens when one does not check for understanding. Fault is not the issue. Rooke's team was redoing work and wasting time. Rooke has learned to ask questions when he gives directions. He can check others' understanding, or lack of it, before

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wrong rock syndrome  doesn’t fall on the wrong side of this business requirements equation. Read More

What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Framework Strategy


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wrong rock syndrome  s Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Framework Strategy Introduction With increased competition, deregulation, globalization, and mergers & acquisition activity, enterprise software buyers realize that product architecture plays a key role in how quickly vendors can implement, maintain, expand/customize, and integrate their products. Many in the enterprise applications vendors' community recognize that these are unmet realities and are attempting Read More

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wrong rock syndrome  prediction will always be wrong the prediction will always change for as long as the analysis continues someone is going to be held accountable for the prediction - Just give us the bottom line! After a quick look at these issues, one might question the effort to undertake the analysis to predict an ROI, as well as the validity of the outcome. Perfect, or even complete, information may not be feasible, but if a few basic principles are followed, some analytical work can provide an understanding of the Read More

Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling


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wrong rock syndrome  scheduling estimates will be wrong if you assume an infinite availability of raw and WIP materials. Expressed mathematically, it is because Time required to produce = (production rate x quantity to be produced) + Setup time + waiting period If the quantity to be produced is not known, then the time required to produce it cannot be computed. The information about required quantities to be produced comes from the bill of materials [BOM] (in case of discrete manufacturing) or recipe (in case of process Read More

Software Evaluation Guide for Small and Medium Wholesale Distributors


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wrong rock syndrome  lines. However, implementing the wrong solution or choosing an inexperienced solution provider can have serious negative effects on your business—-from lost opportunities and late orders to bankruptcy in some extreme cases. Consequently, it is imperative that wholesale distributors take time to clearly define their business processes and objectives before they start their search for new business software. This guide is designed to help wholesale distributors manage the entire software evaluation cycle, Read More

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wrong rock syndrome  for credit. Avoiding the Wrong Message A substantial investment is made in getting customers to the point where they want to buy. It's such a waste to then look for reasons to reject the sale and to alienate the customer to the point where they may reject you in the future. There are three key factors that must be considered during the credit approval process. They need to be considered not just at the original sale but on all credit sales Customer Profile : Who are your customers and, just as important, Read More

What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It?


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wrong rock syndrome  s Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Introduction The rapid pace of global business nowadays places a unique set of challenges on all enterprises looking to improve and automate their operations, and at the same time, remain poised to adapt quickly to change. With increased competition, deregulation, globalization, and mergers & acquisition activity, enterprise software buyers realize that product architecture plays a key role in how quickly vendors can implement, Read More

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wrong rock syndrome  the business (see What's Wrong with Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business. ); Even small businesses are really unique—one size can never fit all, and, thus, custom software is a requirement for many enterprises, even for the smaller ones (see What's Wrong with Application Software? Businesses Really Are Unique—One Size Can Never Fit All ); The high cost of development, support, and enhancements in term of money, time, and quality limit the ability of installed Read More

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wrong rock syndrome  blamed when things go wrong. However when consultants are not afraid of create or rebuild business processes, it is either because they are exceptionally good at what they do or because there is a clause in the contract that absolves them from anything that can go wrong. There is another reason why decision makers are reluctant to create or change business processes and that is mentality . You know the old saying: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Yeah, just wait until it breaks! But even when Read More

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wrong rock syndrome  Rock Solutions Bell Rock Solutions is a young software company, formed in 2002, with a goal of making enterprise level software less expensive, complex, difficult to implement, and to administer. The company is based in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). Bell Rock Solutions offers enterprise applications including customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), and more. Read More

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wrong rock syndrome  s Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Three: A New Approach and User Recommendations Introduction With increased competition, deregulation, globalization, and mergers & acquisition activity, enterprise software buyers realize that product architecture plays a key role in how quickly vendors can implement, maintain, expand/customize, and integrate their products. Many in the enterprise applications vendors' community recognize that these are unmet realities and Read More