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Agile Special Interest Group Post-Meeting Report – July 2016

  • Published on: 2 August 2016
  • By: Lesley Michaelis
Agile Special Interest Group

The Quantum Plus Agile Special Interest Group met on 14 July and discussed the following agenda items. 

  • How to implement Agile into your organisation
  • Experience and lessons learned as well as some recommended approaches as to how to implement Agile into your organisation and capitalise on the benefits of Agile delivery
  • Sourcing the right Agile partner for your organisation
  • Exploring and discussing best practice methods of how to source the ideal Agile partner for your organisation

The session started with a discussion around how to implement Agile and a number of critical practices that should be adopted if the potential of Agile is to be capitalised on

Supplier Management Special Interest Group Post-Meeting Report - April 2016

  • Published on: 11 May 2016
  • By: Lesley Michaelis
Supplier Management

The April 2016 Supplier Management Special Interest Group built on the themes from the previous session and further elaborated on the Supplier Management Framework, including a description and discussion on what “best in class” looks like as well as how to ensure effective benefits realisation from the supplier relationships that you have in place.

Peter presented the overall 10-point framework and explained that a ‘best in class’ strategic supplier management framework should:

The Differing Challenges of Sourcing for Bi-modal IT

  • Published on: 3 May 2016
  • By: Senior Consultant

With the constantly accelerating pace of change, IT organisations are having to stay abreast of innovation in order to support and enable increasingly agile business operations. However, delivering core services and supporting the needs of the shared service functions is more focused on reliability and optimisation. This has created a Bi-modal approach to providing IT services which is being increasingly adopted across market sectors.

But does this change in the delivery of IT services mean that a corresponding change in sourcing for these services is also required?

Mind the Gap - Benefits Realisation Requires Continuous Focus

  • Published on: 8 March 2016
  • By: Senior Consultant
Mind the Gap

As the sourcing market matures, clients legitimately gain confidence in what they can do for themselves and yet, as sourcing advisors, we continue to encounter established contracts that are failing to deliver their full potential.

We can attribute this phenomenon to a number of factors, including:

Agile Special Interest Group 28th January 2016 Post-Meeting Report

  • Published on: 9 February 2016
  • By: Lesley Michaelis
Agile Special Interest Group

Following the Group’s last meeting in 2015 which focused on successful multi-location working, the latest Agile Special Interest Group was held in London on 28th January 2016.

The agenda covered:

  • How to engage with the Business
  • Building trust
  • Role of the Business
  • Governance
  • Making it happen
  • Contracting and supplier management

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