"Every system is perfectly designed to deliver the results it delivers"
W. Edwards Deming
The Better Path Consulting site is about transforming the practice of business + technology consulting. For a profession that lives in a very fast-changing world (IT), the pace of change in the way we design, sell, and deliver client services has been very slow... our work seems to be getting harder, not easier. Less valued, not more valued.
Especially in large IT companies where consulting services are closely coupled with the sales of technology products and services, the practice of business + technology consulting seems to be losing its way. Worse, we seem to have forgotten - and have stopped teaching - some very fundamental principles for helping clients actually improve their business performance. Not just helping clients buy and implement the new technology du jour (cloud, blockchain, AI, etc.), but helping them get a material, measurable return on those investments.
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