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    Wilson
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    Hi,
    I’m a new BB looking for good project ideas in the area of IT for an auto finance company.  Any good ideas?  Please advise.
    Thank you .

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    #182725

    GB
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    I’d suggest you poke around your team for issues they face everyday that need attention.   Ask your Boss too.

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    #182726

    Kluttz
    Member

    I would take a look at your key corporate goals and/or initiates and select a project to align with that strategy.  We can sit here and fling ideas back and forth, but unless they’re driving in the same direction as your company’s/department overall goals, it won’t help much. 
    Since its a finance company, I’m assuming that they have loss mitigation targets, support system uptime goals, access control SLA’s, etc.  Identify the IT pain points that impede these goals – prioritize based on magnitude of impact, cost/time to implement, complexity, etc. 

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    #182728

    Sloan
    Participant

    U. of C.S. gave you the correct answer.
    The more mystical answer would have been:
    “Do not look outward for the answer to your question. The answer lies within.” 

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    #182730

    Wilson
    Participant

    Thank you very much for your reply.

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    #182732

    Stevo
    Member

    Diane,
     
    I work in an IT shop and I would take the advice of those who have posted already.  But I’m going to add my opinion.
     
    The scorecards are going to be heavily loaded with performance metrics, regardless if the client thinks they are relevant.  So to appease the boss, work on a few of these, however if you want to have an impact and show your value, do something thing that is foreign to most of them.
     
    Client/customer Satisfaction
     
    Or
     
    Employee Engagement
     
    Just be aware it might take some selling.  Sell to their egos “Man your legacy could be…” 
     
    Helping is what I do.
     
    Stevo

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    #182736

    Kluttz
    Member

    That’ll be twelve thousand dollars, please.

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    #182737

    Mikel
    Member

    Only $12K?
    A lot more money than that was spent on leaving Diane not knowing what to do.
    You’re cheap.
    Do you do windows too? I didn’t spend any money getting them dirty, so you will have to pay me when you are done.

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    #182741

    anon
    Participant

    Diane,
    I think you are on the correct path. When our company needs projects we normally poll a group of people we don’t know and don’t know our business.
    Truthfully it is an IT group. How about a brainstorming session? I have to believe that a group of people sitting around in Converse tennis shoes, free t-shirts from last years CES with pictures of Linus Torvalds on the back and aluminum foil on their heads should be able to come up with something.
    Most of us love our IT people. Try asking your customers. There is the possibility that they all are completely satisfied because you Beta tested everything but there may be just a chance they may have ideas. Does Voice of the Customer ring any bells?
    Perhaps this is why there is the current trend to have CIO’s report to CFO’s rather than CEO’s. More insight than the CEO’s staff can deal with.

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    #182742

    Kluttz
    Member

    “I’m not a greedy man. Not looking to get rich quick. Besides, fifty thousand is a lot for what she wanted me to find out. Could just as well put a bullet in my head as cough it up, see? But twelve? Twelve thousand is civilized. Twelve is something we both can live with.”
    Movie reference of the day

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