The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 6

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-08-24
 
 
 

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider

by Mike Vizard; illustrated by Brian Moore

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 1

We admitted that we were powerless over IT - that our lives had become unmanageable.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 1

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 2

Came to believe that an outside consultant greater than ourselves could restore our systems.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 2

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 3

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a smarter IT power.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 3

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 4

Made a searching inventory of our real IT skills.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 4

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 5

Admitted to everyone the exact nature of our IT wrongs.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 5

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 6

Were entirely ready to have an IT services company remove all our defects.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 6

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 7

Humbly asked our bosses for funding to remove our shortcomings.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 7

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 8

Made a list of all the users we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 8

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 9

Made actual amends to end users, except when those amends, as in most cases, would cause more additional harm than good.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 9

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 10

Continue to take inventory of our IT skills, and when we don't know something, promptly admit it.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 10

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 11

Sought through meditation and training to improve our IT skills.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 11

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 12

Having had an IT awakening, we are prepared to share what we have learned with others.

The 12-Step Program for Hiring an IT Services Provider - Step 12

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