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RFID For Dummies® by Patrick J. Sweeney II

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Chapter 12

From Pilot to Admiral: Deploying RFID Successfully

In This Chapter

bullet Putting together a pilot project plan

bullet The seven factors of highly successful pilots

bullet Debriefing for de long run

I ’ve never been accused of being the best planner in the world, but I do know that having a solid project plan and a capable project manager is invaluable to the success of any critical technology project. Working through the plan is where order and execution meet, and in the case of a successful project, these are brought together by a person whose first career might have been as drill sergeant at Parris Island. If you’ve been around your company or the technology world for a while, you may have taken part in other major new IT initiatives or deployments. And now you’re participating in planning and executing an RFID deployment. Congratulations!

Remember

In Chapter 1, I introduce the Four Ps, which outline the critical overall steps for a successful RFID deployment. Remember that you need to accomplish the first two Ps — planning and physics — before you begin a pilot deployment and then roll out ...

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