Chapter 7 Resourcing

DOI: 10.4324/9781003427766-7

Your new IT system will not just spring into existence, unbidden and created by magical forces. Some human beings, you included, will need to sit down and craft it. In this chapter, we’ll look at how to optimise the resourcing around project delivery.

External Resourcing

The project that you’re undertaking is an outsourced project, and there's an assumption this comes with an outsourced arrangement that you are creating a “done for you” situation where the supplier is building the system for you. This is the exact opposite of how you should be conceptualising the relationship because “done for you” customer/supplier arrangements put too much power in the hands of the supplier. You’re not “buying ...

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