A Systematic Change

Posted on January 16, 2019

This document is a proposal created for a recent employer, a student management system SAS company.  My position was not to do such things, rather it was to clean up the mess created by the existing system. Not satisfied to leave the root cause untouched, I presented this to the executive team. The solution has not eventuated for numerous reasons, some of them quite good and realistic.

The company and product names have been scrubbed from the document to respect this employer.

A quick description of the existing product: it was a wordpress plugin which was designed to sit on a client’s own website and help them accept enrollments into the company’s own database. It was quite laborious and buggy, but further problems are touched on in the document.

The Future of OEF (“online enrollments”, and honestly I can’t remember what the F stands for!)