In many organisations, the challenge remains about executing the basics to a consistent and, at least, parity performance level, whilst also planning the next generation capabilities. Backfiling existing resource with short term, mid-level interim resource can provide the head-room to release internal resource to design and deliver the change for tomorrow. The longer term change can also be facilitated and expedited by experienced external advisors who have cross sector experience, tried and tested approaches, vendor relationships and subject matter expertise. External advisors come in many forms, so getting the right fit for the requirement, deliverables, culture is critical – do you want “developers of solutions and doers” or senior management strategic steering?