IT Sourcing for agile
How does the procurement of IT development services change in an agile environment?
“You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow.”
Outsourcing is a fact of modern business, but this element of the value chain often struggles with innovation, change and rapid feedback. New Agile methods seem especially hard to use with suppliers, given a traditional procurement model based on controlling schedule, scope and budget. This paper looks at traditional and contemporary practices, reflects on the changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and identifies priorities for evolving the role of procurement in IT outsourcing. Major ideas covered include: how to identify the type of relationship required and how collaboration can be managed to deliver greater value; an evolved role for procurement in partnership with IT, and the contract that can help manage the new relationship.
To download this thought paper, please complete the form below.