Combating Innovation Creep
How often does the following happen: a colleague attends a conference, comes back with a head full of ideas, and wants to implement new technology right away! This happens all the time and can be incredibly frustrating for IT and business managers, especially when the technology they want already exists in your current tech stack or would not integrate properly with your other systems. It’s critical to have some guardrails to vet software solutions, guard against redundancies, and ensure tools are being used as intended. Learn how to document your current tech stack's capabilities and educate your school's leadership team so they understand how complicated and sophisticated data management can be. Learn how to help them understand the benefits and challenges of new software and avoid adding redundant tools or software that isn't built for a school’s specific needs.