When planning a new project or activity, it’s easy to decide to get something new.
For instance, you might see it as the perfect opportunity to buy a cool web service to help you deliver this piece of work.
Or maybe you know that you could do a great job customising WordPress to do exactly what you want.
Hold on for a minute, though. What have you already got available to you that you could use to make this happen?
It might not be the perfect fit you would like in a perfect world, but it might be good enough. It might also come with a few advantages:
- you can start work right away
- no problems with access or other IT issues
- your users will be more likely to be familiar with the way it works
- there will be internal knowledge of the system to help you get stuff done
I’ve an example to share in a future post, where I resisted the temptation to do something new, and instead used what was already there and already familiar, in my work at the Department of Health.