[Seattle-SAGE] Members Digest, Vol 2, Issue 13

Jeff Silverman jeff at commercialventvac.com
Sun Feb 12 15:41:12 PST 2006


    While in general, I agree with you (and I discuss that in the book I 
am writing on reliable computing 
<http://www.commercialventvac.com/%7Ejeffs/finao>), in this particular 
case, you're wrong.  Ski is a manager and a good one at that.  He 
understands all about business cases for doing things.  So I am 
confident that if he needs to show how this investment is going to 
benefit the school district, then he will be able to justify it.
    One of the problems I have encountered is that a lot of senior 
managers themselves are unable to recognize a business case when they 
see one.  Makes you wonder how they got promoted to senior management, 
but that's another story.


Geof Grogan wrote:

>>Chris "Ski" Kacoroski :
>>A little bit of 
>>"WOW" factor for the senior management would be good also.
>What would it be good for ?
>I voted for school levies, in order to support to education, while knowing that some of the money would inevitably be wasted. Apparently you are intending to waste money. If you don't stay focused on education, you will waste my money and fail the students you are supposed to serve.
>The general applicability of this comment to system administrators is that I often find IT people know a lot about processor specifications but little about what the business is. IT actions should have a business purpose. IT should sell its projects based on the business goals that the projects will achieve. If your management is impressed by flashing LEDs, the company isn't going to achieve much.
> - Geof Grogan
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>Members at lists.seattle-sage.org

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