I'm working on a very complex interface that's built on a combination of new and old technology (JSP and JSF). It needs a complete overhaul but that's out of the question.
On the interface dashboard there's only a system health check, in the form of a table with a couple of rows and nothing else. The rest of the interface is given as is, without any guidance or wizards. If you want to do something, you have to dig through documentation and jump through a lot of sections in the interface without any apparent order to it.
Since there's no money nor time to actually develop a proper workflow, wizards, etc., I thought of aggregating a list of most common tasks (which would have subtasks) and offering them as Quick Links on the dashboard.
Quick Link 1
Quick Link 2
Clicking on whichever one would bring up a popup showing a diagram and steps of all the subtasks required to accomplish that specific task in the right order. Further clicking on the subtasks links would link the user directly to those particular settings so they don't have to hunt around.
Is there anything I should think of here, did I forget something, does this sound like a reasonable solution, do you have any other ideas?