Be The Champion
A Successful Modernization always begins with a “vision”. The vision is driven by our desire to do better.
“Better” comes in many forms:
- Implement emerging technologies
- Improve the system’s performance
- Expand the system’s capacity
- Make the environment more safe
- Address obsolete and/or unsupportable components/systems
- Reduce cost of operation
And let’s face it . . . it never hurts if we can make our job a little easier and look
good doing it.
Unfortunately, the person with the vision is going to be the one with the passion to
“champion” the idea and get it moving off dead center. Don’t be afraid to be the
champion. There are many ways of getting help.
Invest In An Audit
While you may have many valid reasons for moving forward, it never hurts to solicit
the input of a professional. There are many companies that can assist you confirming
your vision as well as identifying other factors that will strengthen your case.
Additionally, these companies can also guide you in developing a business plan to
assist you in securing the critical approval and budget you the modernization will
When shopping for an audit, you will find companies that offer their services for
free while others will provide an audit for a fee. Be very careful in this area. “Free”
without any other incentive is not always the best choice. Those that offer free
audits are typically providers and likely include a statement that the final project will
be awarded to their company. This is not necessarily bad, but the solution may be
unique to the provider’s products and services.
Research All Alternatives To Supplement Your Vision.