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Overcoming the Fear of Change

September 4, 2020 | 2 minute read
Proven Optics

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Proven Optics

Carter Christley, Senior Analyst at Proven Optics, shares his insight on the importance of being open to evaluating and changing your ITFM & TBM process:

As a premier ITFM & TBM consulting firm, we have encountered countless different organizations – both big & small, government agencies & private companies, complex & seemingly simple. Throughout these engagements, we have implemented various ITFM/TBM software solutions. One concern seems to emerge in almost all of the beginning stages of our conversations – the fear of change. As with any software, some clients express concern around learning a new system. Change is not always easy, but sometimes it is necessary. 

So often do we hear prospective clients express extensive pain points that surround their homegrown ITFM/TBM process. Tedious, burdensome excel processes consume valuable time in the already busy job of an ITFM/TBM professional. Datasets in disparate systems, unclear ITFM strategies and standards, inability to track decisions, the list goes on. All these struggles make it difficult to explain & demonstrate the value of IT to an organization in a scalable, sustainable fashion.

The bulk of the hardships that organizations face can be remediated or eliminated by leveraging our dedicated ITFM/TBM solutions and methodology of our Blueprint for Success. Fostering this change is a necessary process for maturing your IT practice and driving meaningful conversations. As Warren Buffett so eloquently says: “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks”. Quit patching leaks, take charge of your ITFM or TBM practice today.

At Proven Optics we are focused on creating world-class TBM and Financial Management best practices to drive better decisioning and outcomes. Reach out to us today to find out how we can help!