Podcast: How to Estimate CloudSuite Projects and What’s Important

Estimating large million dollar technology ventures is part-art and part-science. Rick Whitten, RPI Consultants Solution Architect chats with Michael Grace, Tech Pro Unicorn, on how RPI Consultants estimates large projects and what he thinks should be your most important considerations. 

Transcript

Speaker 1:

Welcome to the Tech Pro Unicorn Podcast brought to you by RPI Consultants, a podcast about the magic of digital transformation through technology. Each week we’ll cover topics related to ERP, RPA, business transformation, leadership, healthcare, and unicorns.

Michael G.:

And welcome back to another episode of Tech Pro Unicorn Podcast. Today, I am joined by the infamous Rick Winton, who is the guru of all related to estimations here at RPI. And I’ll let him tell you a little bit about himself and where he came from, and what he does. So Rick, could you tell the group a little bit about yourself?

Rick Winton:

Sure. Thanks, Michael. So my name is Rick Winton and I’m a solutions architect and been around in the Lawson world for about, well, a little over 20 years this year. And my role is, I really get engaged during pre-sales. I do a lot of scoping and understanding clients, getting to know them and understanding their needs, and then really working as a liaison between our clients, our sales group and our delivery groups.

Michael G.:

Awesome. So you’ve been busy estimating all kinds of things, but probably some of the larger things that you’re estimating are these, these CloudSuite upgrades or implementations, right? The migration to the Cloud that our customers are going on.

Rick Winton:

Sure. Yeah, absolutely. [crosstalk 00:01:58]. Go ahead.

Michael G.:

Oh, I was just going to say, and our customers, I think, really debt get a lot of value out of the level of detail that you provide, that RPI provides them, in their estimates because we estimate not only here’s your consulti