Planning for a Successful Implementation
In This Chapter
Knowing your goals
Working within business constraints
Defining the scope of your implementation
Planning for the future
Grasping the technology
Setting a schedule for implementation
Whatever your goals for implementing an RTLS, whether you have immediate short-term goals or motivations for the long term, you’ll find that adopting an RTLS is no different from adopting any other new technology or process. Visualizing your goals and planning for expansion, as discussed in this chapter, are critical steps toward ensuring a successful RTLS implementation.
Visualizing the Goals
Before you even look at what you need to succeed, visualize what you want to do. Create a mental image of what you want to happen as though it’s happened already.
Visualizing helps you create strategies, enhance effectiveness, and achieve success. It also helps you overcome obstacles and conquer unexpected hurdles. Besides defining the purpose of your RTLS application, such as reducing time spent finding assets or improving asset security, visualize the following:
Who will use the application?
How and where will users employ the application?
What will make users happy?
Where will users go for help when they have problems?
What don’t you want your users to face?
What are the signs that the application isn’t working well?
I cover all these topics in the following sections.
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