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Step Up Renegotiation

  • Published on: 7 September 2017
  • By: Peter Nowottny
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... The Smart Alternative?...

No doubt you will have seen the embarrassing statistic that 70% of outsourcing contracts are simply ‘rolled-on’ at their natural termination date, without the benefit of any market competition or any significant re-negotiation.  Yes, there are very real pressures to stick with ‘the devil you know’, to prevent management overload and to avoid any risk of service disruption.

But is this passive acceptance of the status quo really the best we can do?   Is there a smarter alternative?

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:

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