Armed with agile methods and a cloud services platform, public sector IT leaders can approach large projects with confidence even though such projects have traditionally been doomed to failure, according to The Mandarin.
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services chief information officer Steve Hodgkinson says the idea of ‘platform plus agile’ makes it easier to deliver a minimum viable product quickly.
From the article:
The alternative for many projects … is to use a cloud services platform as a base from which to work in an agile way. The increasing availability of these platforms has “caused a fundamental shift in the art of the possible, because it’s no longer necessary to own and control infrastructure and applications to get stuff done,” says Hodgkinson.
They enable agile working because “substantially the solution already exists before anyone starts. You don’t have to procure a complex bundle of things. What you have to do is learn how to become an intelligent consumer of something that already exists.”
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