Agile Business Change for May - June 2009

  1. Negative Stakeholders on Large-scale Public Systems
  2. Aligning Methods
  3. Competitive Dialogue during Procurement

1) Negative Stakeholders on Large-scale Public Systems

Recently, I've been working on large-scale systems that interact with the general public. In doing so, I've identified an interesting group of stakeholders, based around the concept of negative stakeholders. Negative stakeholders are parties who want to damage the system - usually thought of in terms of saboteurs, hackers or terrorists, whose actions would have a high impact on the system, but with a low probability. Requirements are written based on negative stakeholders' potential actions in order to build a system that negates their activities. Read more...

2) Aligning Methods

I'm often asked to intervene in large programmes within corporate governance environments. Typically, these often run for years, are documentation-heavy and find it difficult to deliver on time, or indeed, at all. The idea in these cases is to start delivering business value regularly and while reducing the quantity of non-value-added activities. The key points of intervention are: Read more...

3) Competitive Dialogue during Procurement

We've come across some recurring problems during interventions in large systems programmes.  These programmes often run for years, are documentation-heavy and find it difficult to deliver to time, or indeed, at all. Often, attempts to (re-)start delivery of products with business value are limited by existing contractual terms. Sadly, there is often no customer appetite to change these.  Read more...

All best wishes for the month ahead.

Kind regards,
Marcus Price

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