Quarkside

28/07/2011

Recipe for Rip-Offs – Quarkside Dunnit

Filed under: Governance,Outcomes,Policy,Politics — lenand @ 7:46 am
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How encouraging that Quarkside produced the strapline for the PASC Report Government and IT — “a recipe for rip-offs”: time for a new approach.  The author was quoted in paragraph 102.   It was taken from a longer statement  made in January.

“Complete outsourcing is a recipe for rip-offs. “

It even made the morning BBC news bulletins.  More importantly, it has been open and frank with criticisms and  recommendations.  There is little to cause negative comment from Quarkside.  Just read the full report.

The only area for improvement would be to link the concept of outcome based commissioning in paragraph 75:

“The Government must stop departments specifying IT solutions and ensure they specify what outcomes they wish to achieve, within the broad technical parameters to ensure interoperability.

with the discussion on Waterfall versus Agile Development.

The model in paragraph 81 does not mention outcomes.  Outcomes are the starting point of Quarkside’s Seven Dimensions of Information Governance (7DIG).  This is a nice example of using 7DIG to test validity of governance plans.  Agile is also seen as experimentation.  That’s fine, but the scientific method creates research goals.  These goals can be set at each iteration and possible future goals reviewed – and the outcomes must be re-visited.

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