A few years ago, a fellow banking consultant told me how he requested customer data when he started his training in the 1960s. He would fill in an application and submit it to his data management colleagues. The next day, the required customer file would be on his desk.
Today, data processing is a bit different. You know, digitization and such. Software helps us process more data in an ever shorter time period, all while making it flexibly available. Nowadays, I get a cramp in my hand when I write a shopping list. I‘m glad I don’t have to plan my project portfolio on a sticky note!
However, working with software is not always fun. It is often unclear, oversized, and complicated – or well defined and structured, but without any additional functionality. Sound familiar? Then maybe it’s time to look for an alternative. If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions, you are a candidate for a software spring cleaning.