[This post was originally sent to the Archistry email list on 2-Nov-19. If you want to avoid the lag, you can subscribe and get these in real-time by using the pop-up, the box on the left or the form at archistry.com – Ed.]
What I just realized today was that we’re exactly 61 days from the end of the year, and that means that there’s exactly 6 weeks between now and the 13th of December, which is when I know a lot of people wind down until January.
It’s really interesting to see how people react to the end of the year. There’s generally an organizational scramble to finish all the projects, and maybe there’s a rush to spend any remaining budget so you don’t get less next year.
But the telling thing is really whether people want to rest and recover at the end of the year…
…or whether they’re effectively looking at the end of the year – as well as the holidays themselves – as a chance to literally and figuratively grab the bull by the proverbial horns and use this time to be fully “ready and rarin’ to go” come the first week back in the office in January.
Now, personally, I’m not here to judge either approach. Some would say the first group are being lazy and the second group were hyperactive, over-achievers.
Over the last few days, I’ve talked a lot about what’s going to be in the upcoming book set to ship in January and how it shifts your view of security architecture and the way you can transform your entire program using The Agile Security System™.
And I also said that it really doesn’t matter where you are, or how mature you are as an organization, or how much buy-in you have from “the management” or, really, anyone as far as making small changes in the way you as an individual do your job.
It really can start as simply as one person solving one problem a different way by figuring out how and where you can flex what’s defined…
…and where you can make the compelling argument to throw the whole thing out the window and do something different based on demonstrating value in a few hours rather than a few days.
With all the focus on the book, I really and truly did lose track of how many weeks were left in the year, so to make up for that – and give an opportunity for anyone who still wants, on an individual basis, to look at what they can change in their approach and architecture practice and open up a few slots in our 6-week, Security Bootcamp.
But because it’s a 6 week program, and the program works by having weekly, 30-minute calls with me to review progress, solve problems and set objectives for the next week in relation to growing a particular skill – like architecture or risk assessment – that means that anyone who wants to finish the program before Christmas to really get ready to greet the challenges of 2020 with a whole new set of skills…
…really needs to start next week.
And to make it even more attractive, I’ll cut you a year-end deal on the cost of the program as well. Bearing in mind that this is our lowest priced program, if getting some hands-on, practical and focused training and guidance in applying The Agile Security System™ is what you want to do for the next 6 weeks, then I’ll give you $900 off if you do a 1-time payment of $2,497 or you can do two monthly payments of $1,398.
We work on the skill or problem you decide is worth solving in 6 weeks, and then we go from there.
If you want to do it, you need to be ready to get started next week, which means that really, you have the weekend to decide so you can start the program by Wednesday of next week.
I know this is a tight deadline, and this might not be the right time. That’s fine. It may not be, but it might just be the perfect time for you.
If you want to get personal, weekly support from me to build your security architecture skills, review your work and make sure you’re headed in the right direction, then you can book a screening call for Monday or Tuesday here:
Andrew S. Townley
Archistry Chief Executive