Your IT/software development vendors’ roles, responsibilities, staffing and billing practices are most likely going on unchecked. As a result, the company you work so hard to protect, could in fact be bleeding money to these “vetted and procured” IT/Vendors!
Here’s the (all too common) scenario:
• Your company is knee deep in IT/software development vendors for application software development.
• These IT/Vendors come in as Project Managers (or worse; run your PMO).
• The PM’s staff the projects they’re managing with developers (and testers) from the vendor they too represent.
You become buried in vendor performance metrics so colorful and detailed you have no idea if you’re behind schedule, on schedule or ahead of schedule. The time spent on creating these creative colors, charts and graphs is wasted; they mean nothing!
This all too common scenario is a red flag!
If you disagree, then tell me what constitutes raising one in your area of expertise?
Well if that’s true (and I hope it’s not) I suggest re-allocating most of the money going towards any of these and apply it to some much needed “maker-checking” on the day to day business practices of your IT/software development vendors!
In your “metric centric” world of Corporate tracking, where’s the metrics on IT/vendor compliance?
Yes, your IT/ Software development Vendor executives are booking cruises with the money your company is throwing at them!
Don’t go down the fixed price outsourced route as your answer. We can have a “talk me down” session on that mismanaged fiasco too, if you like.
As far as I’m concerned:
But you guys are?
Any idea how much this is costing your company; on your watch? Your FTE developers, testers and PM’s deserve an answer!
What can YOU do?
Let’s fix this; it’s the right thing to do!
Charlie Lobosco; Agile influencer and Delivery Expeditor
I fight for developers, reduce IT/Vendor dependency and transform resources into partners!