Morris Plains, NJ â€“ April 16, 2013 â€“ CherryRoad Organization Readiness Practice Manager, Dr. Jeff Bailey, recently presented at the 2013 Collaborate Conference. Collaborate is a Technology and Applications forum for the Oracle community, bringing more than 5,000 users and exhibitors together from Quest International Users Group, Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG), the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG). The conference features hundreds of user-led educational sessions based on real-world challenges and solutions across the entire platform of Oracle products including: PeopleSoft; Oracle E-Business Suite; Fusion Applications; Hyperion; Oracle Database, and others. This year’s conference was held in Denver, CO.
Dr. Bailey’s presentation focused on the topic of technology user adoption by employing risk management tools. He stated that with any new technology users require time to adjust to new functions, features, and processes. During this adjustment period, users may revert back to manual processes or create shadow systems. Regardless, poor user adoption and acceptance is a risk to the overall success of a systems project. Dr. Bailey suggested mixing risk management techniques with a change readiness plan to ensure users are engaged, ready, and willing to try the new system. Specifically, Dr. Bailey suggested using the risk management plan outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to identify and mitigate risks associated with user adoption and acceptance. He presented some examples of risks tied to user adoption and mitigating strategies that he has successfully used on projects, which led to a discussion with the session participants regarding their user experiences. For more information about this presentation, contact CherryRoad at email@example.com.
Also during the conference, CherryRoad marketing director, Elaine Verrone, was presented with the Quest International Users’ Group 2013 Business Partner Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her contributions to the PeopleSoft community. â€œI am truly honored to receive this distinctionâ€ stated Verrone. â€œCherryRoad is committed to continuing its partnership with Quest to help members drive better business results, achieve a higher satisfaction from their Oracle investment, and leverage their relationship built in Quest’s user-led, user-driven community.â€
About CherryRoad Technologies Inc.
CherryRoad Technologies Inc., an Oracle Platinum Partner, provides comprehensive systems integration and consulting services that maximize enterprise performance for the public and commercial sectors. With headquarters in Morris Plains, N.J. and offices across the U.S., CherryRoad has earned a solid reputation for combining technology, organizational, functional, and vertical market expertise into practical solutions that deliver results â€“ on time and on budget.