September 5, 2019
This is both for executives and team members. It’s easy to get discouraged when you are working on a big, seemingly never-ending project. That’s what it’s so important to celebrate and acknowledge milestones to remind yourself that you’re making progress and that there is value in what you’re working toward.
Keep in mind that in order to achieve those two objectives, they have to be valid and meaningful milestones. This is not a way for you to “fake out” others and let them think good things are happening. These milestones need to be items that confirm, accurately, that you are making a difference.
MDM Benchmarks should be strategic and achievable objectives that showcase the potential benefits of your MDM strategy. Ideally each milestone will build off of the last in an upward climb. Large milestones should hinge on progress which will have a KPI. This makes it clear that your milestone will have a measurable and beneficial impact.
Milestones should be encouraging to both the project team and executive level stakeholders. Make sure to tactically place them throughout the life of the project for consistent momentum.
Phil is Aspirant's Technology Director with a focus on providing enterprise-grade solutions. His 30 years of experience have given him the opportunity to work across many markets, industries, and applications. Phil is leading a team of skilled web and mobile developers building strategic solutions for our customers.