Josh's Monthly Memo - No. 2

Posted on April 30, 2013

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important."
-- Bertrand Russell

This Month's Focus: Limited resources are a factor for everyone. It’s what you do with what you've got that ultimately decides whether you’ll get more. Complaining is unlikely to move you forward. You may not love the results that you get from your very limited resources, but if you can’t demonstrate that you used those resources wisely, how can you expect others to trust you to efficiently and effectively use even greater resources?

Monthly Perspective: "The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them." --Sir William Bragg (British physicist 1862 - 1942)

I.T. Leadership Tip: IT departments who "charge" -- allocate costs by user or department -- are not reactionary, simply honest. Expect setup, maintenance, & usage fees. The real problem is that most IT departments don't have their work organized well enough to grasp true resource needs, manage expectations realistically, and make effective priority decisions internally...let alone to move money in from elsewhere.

By the way, there is no "silver bullet." Focus on what moves you forward rapidly, within current parameters, & which can be tweaked as needed.


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