You’ve seen it before. It is in almost every presentation slide deck. It is generally tucked away toward the end after all the glitz and glamour has been revealed.
It’s the ‘How’ slide.
For the previous 30 minutes, you have seen ‘Utopia’. Right there in front of you, a real, live unicorn. They did ‘IT’. They did the ‘un-doable’. But How!?!
I will bet you the money in your wallet that the ‘How’ slide contains the following:
- Business/Leadership/Management support
- Clearly defined vision, mission, goals, and process
- The collaboration of all parties working together toward a unified vision
- Learn from the ‘mistakes’
There it is! Right there in writing….the ‘path’…the ‘way’…the ‘solution’…but nobody ever talks about this slide at the networking happy hour following the presentation. The glitz and glamour get all the attention.
Why? How can the answer be right there, but it is always the same slide in every ‘innovative’ solution?
I have spent my entire career, which started in 2000, in IT Service Management.
I have had the opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the business and afforded the opportunity to execute on ideas and learn from many successes and failures.
My contributions to Empirical Bias are formulated through observation and curiosity. I always seek the answer to one simple question, “Why?”. I write to offer my perspective and ideas to incite feedback and other perspectives for the benefit of those with the same questions.