Working within the government, chances are you have a luxury that many do not; deep pockets. Although it’s nice to have a 5 year contract for example, it can be frustrating at times. With no real competition and users that are forced to use your products, quality can suffer. Without a doubt this is what has been happening here (my workplace) for the past five years. I’m finally able to start making small changes but want desperately to make the right ones.
I find myself falling back on the “time saved” metric for projects. Revenue isn’t an issue since they already have the contract. Customers are forced to use our products since there is no competition. So time saved seems to be one of the only things I can use. But I don’t feel like that scratches the itch always.
We have no way to track anything beyond what SharePoint out of the box can track. Is there anything else that I can do to show value?