Too much work goes into project planning to forget about a deployment plan. The deployment plan should include safety requirements and be used by both your team and the customer to ensure project success.
In this day and age, everyone has a plan. People have one-year plans, five-year plans, ten-year plans, and other plans designed to help them forge ahead and prepare for the future and the unexpected.
Bugs going unseen until production end up costing even more time and money. Testing should be viewed as a cost and risk control tool upfront during project planning.
For successful automation projects, lean on subject matter experts and historical data to develop the most accurate project estimate possible.
Many who have been in automation have likely encountered a project that ran far astray of estimates. This can cause the project team undue stress, derail the project schedule, and harm working relationships with clients and co-workers.
Gaining a basic knowledge about a country's culture, language, and working with the on-site team are several ways to make an international project a success for everyone involved.
If everyone on a team is not on the same page when it comes to file storage and keeping everything orderly, the result can often lead to a mess that will require a project-sized effort to fix the problem.
There are several key differences between automation solution and enterprise integration projects; the latter have several challenges that can be daunting for companies that aren't aware of the scope and testing required.
In order for the whole project to be successful, each part of the project must be successful, and all the parts must work together. In that way, there really is only one team.
Last night I dreamed about St. Isidore of Seville. In my dream he explained, “I’m here to give you a look at the afterlife.” I replied, “I’m glad to meet you, St. Isidore. You’re a good choice of guide for someone in process automation!” He laughed and said, “True, but I almost couldn’t make it, there’s a bad computer virus going around.”