Quarkside

29/09/2010

SIF Assocation savages DfE and Capgemini

Filed under: Education,Standards — lenand @ 8:49 am

The independent SIF Association has responded vigourously against the DfE Summary Report of Interoperability in schools. In the most diplomatic language, of course. See the full report for more information.

The response confirms my knowledge of the inaccuracies in relation to the SIF standard.  That this could have been published without verification is reprehensible.

What is new to me, is the extra information given by the publication of the Commission given to Capgemini.   Not much wrong with the Commission – but the execution is execrable.  With my Quality hat on, have they

  • conformed to the specification,
  • provided good value for money and
  • surprised us with excellent insight into interoperability delivery?

I hope that we can eventually see how much they were offered to complete the report and how much they were paid.  How many marks out of ten should we give them?

In fact, we should see all commissions made public.  I’ll have to blog this separately; commercial confidentiality should be challenged in public sector consultancy assignments.

Thanks to Mike Picket’s blog for the lead.

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