There are a lot of things to juggle and decipher in an IT environment. In this chapter, there are a few tips, strategies, and solutions to help the reader navigate through some of the challenges they will meet on a regular basis. Some advice on how to manage your IT budget, including the hidden costs in total cost of ownerships, when to use one-time funding for projects (almost never), and the ins and outs of getting a consensus for major decisions is shared. Sometimes you will fail. Techniques on how to manage your failure are given, and when you should go to your IT department for help (always).