Love this Frankie!
One thing I hear all the time from my clients is "why should I dedicate time to this" ... "what is the business value?"
It can be difficult to justify the time and $ investment to ensure hygiene.
A few bullets I typically use to justify the business case for KonMari:
- The faster we do something (e.g., deliver some new functionality or business decision-making capability), the more high-maintenance it is, and the more chaos it creates
- Investing time into hygiene ensures a low-maintenance, low-chaos solution that enables us to respond faster to the needs of the business and answer questions more-quickly, better serving our executive stakeholders and business partners
- Investing time into hygiene also enables us to more-rapidly incorporate new data, new logic, new decision-making capabilities into our models as the business grows and evolves; we can respond more quickly
- Lastly...SO many of our customers suffer from key-person risk. If one person leaves, they're in a bad way. One of the wonderful things about Anaplan is that it lets you digitize your business modeling...provided it's organized. If you have an organized Anaplan modeling environment, Anaplan modelers can be easily replaced and new modelers can more-easily navigate their models and find what they need to be effective in their roles. It is inevitable that key individuals will grow in their careers, pivot in their careers, move onto other opportunities, and good Anaplan model hygiene mitigates the risk of those individuals being the only people capable of operating and augmenting their organization's models. It's critical to a resilient Anaplan-enabled planning and analytics team.
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