Today is January 2, the first workday where we get to practice our New Year’s resolutions. Did you make any? For Steelray, New Year’s resolutions take the form of annual objectives. This year, we’ve made two big resolutions.
First, we resolve that we’re going to do a much better job of communicating with you. That includes sharing news about releases and events we’re attending. Communication is a two-way street, so it also involves listening very carefully to your feedback, ideas, and suggestions. In fact, the listening part is the far more critical part of communication.
Second, we’re going back to our roots and delivering groundbreaking software — this time in the area of schedule delay analysis. I can’t share the details yet, but that day is coming soon. We’ve been in R&D mode for most of last year, working on the technology.
At times, we encountered roadblocks that made us question whether we’d be able to push through. And we pushed through. (If it were easy, it would have been done already.) We’re not there yet, but we’re getting much closer.
And, in keeping with our first resolution, I’m spending time every day speaking with potential users of the software, understanding how it can best help and how it would be used. So, if you’re someone who looks at schedules with the purpose of understanding the impact of changes to the schedule, please reach out to me.