it turns out that Little Red Riding Hood's village had an incident response plan.
I'm sure no-one in the village wanted to consider the idea of a wolf eating one of their kids. But they did consider the awful scenario. And they had a plan to recover from the incident.
IT projects and other planned changes frequently fail - They exceed budgets, timelines, or fail to deliver the expected benefits. It may not be a technology problem. It may be a people problem. And there could be a very rational reason for this problem that should have been considered from the start.
It's risky for an organisation to rely on technology that is designed for home use. Laptops purchased in retail outlets are just one simple example of this risk. On the outside, they look the same as enterprise-grade laptops. But there can be important components missing on the inside.
Running a professional organisation using technology that is designed for the home is like playing golf with a shovel. From a distance, it all looks fine. But you don't need to get too close to realise things aren't going to go well when there's real competition on the course, or if the weather changes.
All change involves risk. To mitigate the risk, we try to avoid change altogether, we go all in, or we plan to the nth degree. But there’s another way - Small bets. Small steps. Small spends. Small risks.