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Severe post-implementation disorder

Matt Moore has a fun item about a severe disorder that strikes many companies, PEITSD - Post ERP Implementation Traumatic Stress Disorder.  I love this, as it is both funny AND (sadly) true.

How can you tell if someone has PEITSD? Here are the signs:

  • A belief that IT salespeople are liars and only want to get as much money out of you as possible.
  • A belief that all IT consultants are sadists and only want to get as much money out of you as possible.
  • A disbelief in RoI figures based on headcount reduction through efficiency gains.
  • A morbid fear of consipulation.
  • An overwhelming sense of process-based persecution.

This is essentially the same disorder that strikes companies as a result of too many internal improvement projects or visits from outside consultants.  In both cases, there are a lot of interesting ideas, but they end up providing no value to the people or the business. 

Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn't mean your company or your group need to do it too.  First figure out what you want your organization to be, then figure out where the biggest gaps are, and then decide how you want to fill those gaps.

They are making us do it

Heading off the rails, again