Getting Unstuck: Keeping Your Plans Moving Forward
Presented by Jason C. Stearns and James Dawson
Location: ARMA International - Orlando, FL
Recap by Mary Seifert
I found the content to be quite informative and relatable to my recent experience with implementing processes to remain compliant according to our Record Retention schedule. The Project Re-scoping Tips Job Aid handout offered great ideas for anyone who is trying to keep a new project going in a forward motion and also by sharing great ideas and resources on proactively supporting your team with positive feedback.
I learned if your project is “stuck” it is okay to re-evaluate asking yourself these key questions:
- Has the need for the project changed? If so, how? And does it warrant throwing out the old project and starting a new project?
- Has the priority of the project changed? If so, should the project be put on hold for some amount of time?
- Are there enough funds to continue with the project? If not, how can more funds be allocated, or should the project be halted altogether?
I learned also from other sessions in general that Records Management and Information Governance is an evolving process. Businesses are coming to understand the necessity to keep compliant with Retention schedules to fulfill best practices and the legal obligations they have to their clients. With the minute by minute changes in technology, this is becoming increasingly more challenging.