Things You Should Insist On No Matter What People Say
Your mind-blowing vision statement should be a quick summary of requirements. The clearer the definition the more likely your project will be a whopping success.
- What opportunities will the project take advantage of?
- What problems are being solved?
- Outline the rationale for what users would value.
- Are some features more important than others? Which features are essential, and which are desirable?
Breath-taking goals - should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Timely.
Below is a template for developing a sensational project statement:
- For (target users)
- Who (statement of need or opportunity)
- The (solution name) is a (solution category)
- That (key benefit, compelling reason to use)
- Unlike (primary competitive alternative)
- Our solutions (statement of primary differentiation)
Brazen example - Housekeeping, maintenance.
Hotel housekeeping tablet - smartphone app to photograph room maintenance issues plus type brief text message. Using the app an employee inspects a room and prior to moving on to the next room the employee submits a report. Assuming no problems are identified report submission automatically releases the room to reception staff.
The report data is sent wirelessly to a SharePoint Online rooms folder and stored in that folder a folder for each room. Within the rooms folder a new dated folder is automatically created upon submission. Management and or maintenance staff are alerted by email and authorisation decisions to repair or instigate further investigation are determined at this stage.
If repairs are within a specified financial cost, automated authorisation is granted, and maintenance staff are immediately assigned. Maintenance staff carry out repairs and using the app submit text and or photographic evidence of repair. The report is submitted to originating SharePoint folder. Housekeeping is automatically notified by email. The housekeeper makes a visual room inspection. Using the app, the housekeeper can either initiate further work or approve repairs. Approval immediately releases the room to reception staff.
The primary goal is to maximise room revenue. The second goal is to centralise and automate a paperless room audit history trail for hotel management and head office. Room data reports could identify poor room turnaround times, possibly due to procedural inefficiencies and indicate room revenue implications.