We deeply believe that the success of any project or endeavour relies mostly on the ability of different and disparate teams – from across the business and information technology departments, whether internal or external teams, newly created or old friends – it relies primarily on people’s ability to work together towards a common goal or objective.

No matter how much money, nor how good the technical tools, nor how strong the project methodology, nor how clever the people, nor how well defined the outcome – without the ability of a certain set of intrinsic human skills, a project’s goal or objective is severely threatened.

It is our assertion that the human skills required across different teams, and particularly across different cultures is absolutely fundamentally related to the success of any given project or outcome – and it is also our assertion that today, more than ever, not only are these human skills needed, but that they are sorely lacking.

We believe that by using a set of tools, skills and methodologies, trained deeply into the heart of our consultants, we will be able to impart not just project success but also a long lasting change to the culture of the team, project or business that we come into contact with.

We seek to achieve long lasting change by focusing not just on improving technical skills or enhancing business skills, but by implementing our unique processes and instilling into our team a set of values and internally held cultural practices by which we pass on via our suite of methodology and tools that are unique to us.

Furthermore, if a project team wants to greatly increase the chances of outcome success it is imperative that all the different teams involved “play” nicely together – and this is no easy thing to achieve if one does not have a grasp of the underlying issues that are often involved.

We believe that this is a prime business co-operation issue that demands attention and that the failure to do so will not only cause much grief but will also greatly decrease the chances of project success, defined as an outcome that is, as much as possible, mutually agreeable to all parties.

Whenever a goal or objective is achieved at a great cost to one of the main key stake-holders – be they shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, or community – if the goals of any one of those groups is achieved at the sacrifice of the others, then the outcome is not successful no matter how great the “win” for any one group.

It is not possible in today’s business environment to operate for long without considering the “big-picture”, particularly in Australasia and New Zealand which are known to be very intimate business markets. Today’s supplier is often tomorrow’s customer and today’s employee is often tomorrow’s boss.

Any outcome that is not mutually successful for all key stake-holders is not successful at all. Because success for only a few of the key parties will soon turn into major resentment for the others.

We assert that the golden rule of: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is absolutely key to the success of today’s business operating environment. To that end, DataByte Software offers unique methodologies and key human skills, via our senior consultants, to the Australasian IT industry.