How to be in the running for an itSMF Australia Annual Industry Award
Have you ever sat through the itSMFA Awards ceremony lamenting the fact that a team of people involved in a recent Service Management implementation did not get the recognition they deserved because the idea of writing an award submission seemed too daunting or expensive?
One of the recent winners of Project of the Year said he took one day to write the submission and two days to edit it. Not only did it not cost a cent, but also the time commitment was only three days in total. Following are some tips that may help you to prepare your award submission for the upcoming 2019 itSMFA Annual Awards.
Three easy steps:
STEP ONE: You need to be in it to win it
First, you will need to ascertain if indeed the itSMFA Awards are the awards for your organisation. This is relatively easy to do: visit the itSMFA Awards page to see whether your recent ITSM project fits into one of the Award categories.
STEP TWO: Give the judges something to sing about
Judges are required to read through many submissions, and this job in itself can be tiresome if the quality of the submissions is poor. To assist with the judging process and to give yourself the best chance of being acknowledged by the judges, please try and keep the following in mind:
STEP THREE: Be prepared to win
If you are fortunate enough to win an itSMFA Award, it is important not to lose momentum in gaining leverage from the Award. The following are some suggestions to help you take advantage of your win:
Awards give an organisation instant credibility and integrity. They also make an IT department feel that their efforts have been recognised and rewarded. It makes the effort worthwhile and generates pride in performance and their employer.