According to iPolitics, the Canadian Treasury Board is exploring the option of agile services in its recent efforts to modernize Phoenix, the pay system for public servants.
Phoenix was built under traditional procurement, a drawn-out process often resulting in technology systems that become obsolete even before the project is complete. Faced with systems requiring substantial time and money to fix, the Treasury Board is exploring alternative solutions under smaller contracts that involve active collaboration between industry and government.
This move marks a larger shift in the Liberal government’s approach toward agile procurement, led by Scott Brison, the newly appointed Minister of Digital Government.
From the article:
“As we explore and develop a modern, user-tested and reliable long-term solution to public service pay and HR for the digital era, our government is embracing a culture of accountability, innovation and agility. We won’t cut corners as was done with the Phoenix pay system,” said Brison in a statement.
Read the full article: Treasury Board starts search for Phoenix replacement with new way of buying IT | iPolitics