The day-to-day of an admin is busy balancing critical tasks and long-term goals.
Their journey starts directly headed towards a larger planned venture – third-party integrations and upkeep, new implementations like CPQ, internal plans like case forwarding processes, solving a major org issue once and for all. This clear path, however, starts becoming cloudy – a formula field isn’t working properly or needs updating, a new employee hire needs login credentials, a third-party app will make changes impacting your org next month, a user wonders why they can’t change the record type to remove a case from their queue.
Then again, this resonates true, and can be said for, many in the workforce. The big difference is, the admin is a Salesforce mechanic. They’re responsible for the user’s experience but also the overall health of the org as a workplace.
Whether you’re an admin or project manager, it’s important to do an occasional Salesforce Health Check.
With a Quarterly Health Check project template in Milestones PM+, admins are reminded (even scheduled) to focus on areas often overlooked but not any less important. By designating a set amount of time for various items, admins are able to turn their attention on these areas and plan their days accordingly for the duration.
An example framework might include:
- Milestone: Security
- User permissions
- Unused apps
- System updates
- Milestone: Data
- Deprecated fields
- Process check-ins
- User request follow-ups
- Milestone: New This Quarter
- (None as each quarter will be different, added manually, and not reused.)
For a more restricted directive like compliance and regulations, dependencies between Tasks or Milestones can ensure protocols are followed, workflows can notify Resources or higher-ups if a deadline is approaching, and approval processes can guarantee all work is sufficient before continuing onward.
Check out our affordable Milestones PM+ Starter Packs – we can setup a workflow or approval process for you, or even your whole Health Check project solution (with additional services)!
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