I talked with an IT professional over the weekend. This person lamented over their constantly late projects. I told them about Standard Time®, and how it tracks project time. They loved the idea! But continued the lament, claiming they would never use such a product.
I just stood there stunned. Why not? I didn’t ask, but assumed it had something to do with the economy, frozen purchases, and what not…
But I just kept thinking… Wouldn’t Standard Time pay for itself? Late projects, especially persistently late ones costs companies money. Lots of it. A few thousand dollars for software would tighten up those schedules and force the company into compliance. The ROI would be 3X or more. So, why not use it?
I suspect it’s unfamiliarity. People simply don’t know how to use time tracking and project management products. No training. No familiarity. Nobody’s firing them for late projects, so they keep doing what comes naturally. Oh well… 🙁