Digital Challenges

Over the last year I’ve worked in various different places, public and private, reviewing projects.

The most common line I’ve distilled from dozens of conversations is

“We are X years into our Y years transformation”

Which is greater, X or Y?

Obviously, X should be smaller than Y. Eg we are 1 year into our 3 year programme to digitise (whatever we are digitising).

Sadly, the opposite has been true in every case. We are 2 years into our 1 year plan to make change happen. Or even 3 years into our 1 year plan to turn the world on its head.

Things take longer than expected. Invalid assumptions are made. The specific outweighs the general. Every time.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s