7. Prioritize your ideas based on Return on Investment (ROI), likelihood of success, business priorities, and other factors.
8. Slowly, consistently, and strategically suggest your prioritized ideas to your manager and business users.
9. Learn from their feedback and, if needed, adjust your approach and prioritization before suggesting your next idea.
10. If one of your suggestions is accepted, follow through to assure your suggestion(s) is successfully implemented.
Back to your original question, over time, following these ten steps and making appropriate adjustments as needed, will help position you not only as a thought leader to your business users, but also potentially for promotion within your IT organization.
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