Although it may seem bizarre, successfully planning for the holidays has a lot in common with successfully planning a LIMS project. So let’s explore some of the tactics that can help make your LIMS project as enjoyable as a successful holiday.
Make a list
Making a list of places you want to visit or activities you want to do is important to avoid wasting valuable time during your holidays. The same applies to the LIMS: To avoid frustrating waste of time, draw up a list of your needs and requirements.
Choose the right travel partner
Where to go is only half of a good trip; who you go with can make or break the trip. Choosing a travel buddy is very similar to finding a roommate, except that instead of seeing each other for a few hours a day, you will be spending every waking moment together. And that can be a nightmare if you haven’t thought it through.
Likewise choosing the right LIMS provider, with decades of experience and a dedicated support service, is essential for the success of your project. The implementation of a LIMS is in fact a process that can take some time not to mention the fact that your LIMS provider will assist and support you during the entire life cycle of the system.
Don’t plan for too many activities
Planning too many activities can make the holiday a stress rather than a moment of relax. Likewise, when creating your LIMS project plan, don’t bite off more than you can chew. A successful project is one you can achieve with the resources (internal and external) that you can secure. One of the best ways to achieve this is to identify the absolute “must-have” and differentiate them from the “nice to have” features.
Leave some things to the professionals
If you have opted for a new and totally unknown destination, let the experts support and assist you: they will be able to give you useful suggestions and advise you on what to do and what not to do. The same can be said for a LIMS project: your LIMS provider, with his experience in managing similar projects, will certainly be able to suggest you the right actions to put in place.
Happy Summer Holidays from the Eusoft team!