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Supplier Management Special Interest Group Post-Meeting Report - April 2016

  • Published on: 11 May 2016
  • By: Lesley Michaelis
Supplier Management

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:

Agile Special Interest Group 28th January 2016 Post-Meeting Report

  • Published on: 9 February 2016
  • By: Lesley Michaelis
Agile Special Interest Group

Following the Group’s last meeting in 2015 which focused on successful multi-location working, the latest Agile Special Interest Group was held in London on 28th January 2016.

The agenda covered:

  • How to engage with the Business
  • Building trust
  • Role of the Business
  • Governance
  • Making it happen
  • Contracting and supplier management

Supplier Management - Special Interest Group - Oct 2015 Post Meeting Report

  • Published on: 16 November 2015
  • By: Lesley Michaelis

The world of IT supplier management is becoming ever more complex, with a constantly changing array of new suppliers offering fresh and exciting services such as Agile, Cloud and SaaS challenging the established supplier landscape.

 

 

  • How can you choose the best business partner(s) amongst all the noise?

  • How do you maintain good relationships throughout the term with your current incumbent supplier?

  • How do you ensure that you receive the value promised at signature?

  • And how do you constantly strive for the innovation that allows your company to get ahead of competitors?

     

Agile – Special Interest Group (July 2015) Post Meeting Report

  • Published on: 29 July 2015
  • By: Lesley Michaelis
Agile – Special Interest Group

Following on from the group’s inaugural meeting, it was decided that the July meeting should be used to discuss Distributed Agile and how to ensure successful multi-location working.

Hosted from two locations, London and Liverpool, the group was connected via video conference.

The agenda covered the following aspects:

The Myth of Distributed Agile

  • Published on: 22 June 2015
  • By: Lesley Michaelis

There is a common myth that it is difficult to use Agile working in an offshore environment and that it can only work successfully onshore. In our experience, this is untrue; a well implemented offshore Agile delivery model will bring enormous benefits and value to an organisation.

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