that to me sounds like the blueprint for getting hold of these 50k/100k/1bar grants or funding. Make out that what you intend to do is transformational and tick the right boxes so that it meets the latest buzzwords for the latest initiative. So make sure you include words like transform and 14-19 and lifelong learnign or whatever it is that nulabour or the body handing out the greenbacks are willing to splurge money on this week.Quote:
So what happens? Well absolutely nothing I've yet seen mentioned about ICT comes anywhere close to being innovative enough to make a really significant difference: In many parts of the real-world it's mundane and some of it has been mundane for over a decade. But talking like that, saying "Ok, the plan is to catch up with current mainstream technology" doesn't get you the money does it?
What you have to do is take all this relatively humdrum stuff and talk it up for all you're worth, as in over-enthuse, stir in whatever happens to be this week's mandatory jargon to "sell" it, tick all the boxes in the approved manner, magnify realistically achievable benefits by a couple of orders of magnitude, spin, spin, spin. But please don't start to believe it's truth.
go a bit bluesky in other words....
also, this idea of transformation has pervaded almost every part of the public sector. You might be unfortunate to live or work under a council which are undertaking this business change or business transformation agenda. The private sector lick their lips and the prospect of the millions that come their way from all this reinventing of the wheel.