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Veni, vidi, vici

This quote refers to Julius Caesar’s swift and resounding triumph against Pharnaces II of Pontus at the Battle of Zela in 47 BC.C.

It is commonly used to signify how successfully quickly something has been done.

Without a doubt, achieving a goal, whatever it may be, implies a good dose of preparation and a great deal of experience. It isn’t easy to imagine a person, company, or other organisation type succeeding in a short period without having the elements that allow them to understand integrally the context they face. It is critical having an arsenal of knowledge and tools that will enable them to act in a short time and with absolute success.

At the other extreme, there are countless experiences in where a planned short-term execution that in the long run resulted “n” times longer and expensive than initially planned. Two examples are the wars of Vietnam and Afghanistan. In both cases, a rapid intervention was designed. Still much more time had to be invested and many more resources without achieving – or at least not totally – the planned initially goals.

Speaking of the knowledge and tools that are required to be able to face a circumstance, understand it, and implement a successful solution quickly requires elements such as:

  • Experience is nothing more than having done similar tasks in the past, gaining a specific knowledge resoluting problems that arise during the execution, and suffering the famous “war wounds” that are often translated as “war trophies”. This evidence the blows, the falls and many other types of sufferings or setbacks that had to be faced and overcome to achieve the goal. This type of knowledge is not acquired in the classrooms, but in the “court”, facing the reality that is often far from the plans and models on which the strategy with which we launch ourselves to execute a project is based.
  • Maturity allows the possessor to act proactively, intelligently (both rationally and emotionally), and proportionally to a given stimulus or circumstance. This implies excellent management of stress by the leaders and their teams to analyse the situations and be able to have the clarity to make the most appropriate decisions to eliminate an obstacle and maintain the path to the goal. It is of no use to us to have a team with the best technical credentials if they can change “on the fly” to a customer who has to react to competitors’ new product or a regulation’s change.
  • The execution management, which is the one that allows the adequate provisioning of the resources both in time and informs and quality according to the needs of the project, as well as the proper administration of them. The challenge of finishing a project in time and cost is enhanced when it has to be done quickly, optimising costs. Project leaders must be able to create and maintain a channel of communication with their teams and their customers and escalation and correction agreements in the event of deviations from the plan or unforeseen circumstances. In this context, the monthly, weekly, and daily follow-up meetings with a purely operational objective are essential so that the teams know very clearly what must happen each day and what goals have to be achieved, also providing the mechanisms of resolution and consultation towards management and leadership so that decisions are taken as soon as possible about the moment in which the problem arises.

In the implementation of comprehensive ERP projects, there are many stories in which the time and resources used to turn out to be much more than what was initially planned, so the speed to achieve success turned out to be a utopia, this can occur by the very nature of its conception and structure to be modular, for planning errors, for lack of understanding of the needs of the client and their industry among many others. On the other hand, an EOS like LOVIS guarantees its implementation in 6 months or less, thanks among other benefits to its structure of processes “beginning to end” and that it does not require any programming, giving total certainty to its customers in achieving success easily and quickly as implied by the phrase ” Veni, Vidi, Vici “.

LOVIS has the experience, maturity, and execution management that allows making a quick diagnosis and, based on this, adjust the parameters of the system in a few days to carry out a “walk through the clouds” in which the client can see “live and live” how the challenges of its operation are solved long before starting the implementation project. Once this is done, the work plan is agreed upon, and the client and LOVIS teams are defined that a proven methodology will make possible a “fast and forceful triumph”.

Carlos Allende

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