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I was quite proud this afternoon watching Louis Hamilton bag his 2nd world championship in the Formula1. Well deserved and great to see another British driver join that little exclusive club, including Graham Hill and the Flying Scot, Jackie Stewart.
It demonstrated that given a great car and even greater driver can take it to victory. I used this same analogy this week during some training I led, concerning how to make a good job of procuring systems. If you consider the new system as a formula1 racing car, the project just needs to help you get the car that suits your needs. Your budget, speed, handling and flexibility required.
Users need to be involved and take ownership as soon as they can. They can get in that new system and drive it like Lewis Hamilton, at 170mph to three stars.
Of course they can also just climb in it, with little preparation and engagement, driving straight into the wall at the bottom of your staff car park, writing it off. It's the same car, but that analogy demonstrates its the user driver that is key.
These types of projects are business change based, not ICT ones. Mercedes would never send a mechanic out to compete in a race would they? Don't try doing the same in your projects. Let the ICT team help you purchase, specify and install the new software. If it needs upgrading or goes wrong, they will be there to help, tinker with it and fix it. However, your users and management must take ownership ASAP, as early as possible in the project, otherwise they will never be squirting the champers around on the winners podium!
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