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
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:
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?