As organizations progressively adopt agile methodologies to rapidly deliver products, retaining "waterfall" procurement significantly impacts organizational velocity. Enterprises are implementing "agile procurement" to align with the need for speedier delivery while maintaining governance.
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Al Blake is Principal Analyst in Omdia’s Enterprise IT practice. Al has more than 20 years of executive experience in delivering IT services for a range of scientific, educational and government organisations.
Prior to joining Omdia, Al was the chief technology officer for the Government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) where he provided leadership and direction to a large, diverse technical team with accountability for delivering technology services to a user base of 22,000 government workers. Al held senior executive roles at the federal level, including as chief information officer for the Department of the Environment, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the department’s IT strategy in addition to overseeing cybersecurity, governance, and compliance.
A Principles-based Approach to Technology Planning
Report / 04 Oct 2021 / Al Blake
In an increasingly dynamic landscape, enterprises are finding that the time and effort invested in detailed multi-year technical planning is of limited value and that a principle-led approach can be more effective in enhancing agility.
Agile Enterprises Must Minimize Their Technical Debt
Report / 18 Aug 2021 / Al Blake
Most enterprises are grappling with a certain level of “technical debt” where underinvestment in maintenance and upgrades has resulted in critical business systems that are many releases behind current technology, in terms of functionality and interoperability.
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