Coles is moving to an inclusive agile approach for the way it develops and enhances over 200 digital assets, from websites and apps to kiosks and “assisted checkouts". The supermarket giant is using patterns and resources from the Accessibility Project - or A11Y - to guide its work on improving the digital experience for all users of its platforms.
Government Services Minister Stuart Robert has floated a fundamental shake-up of the federal government’s IT funding model, warning the current paradigm is “inhibiting” agile ways of working.
A critical friend is probably the closest to what might be regarded as true friendship; a successful merger of unconditional support and unconditional critique.
For organisations implementing business change, good project governance protects investment, provides assurance of successful delivery of strategic intent and the realisation of financial and quantifiable benefits to the main investment board.
Let's begin by defining the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) role. That is, the programme or project owner who acts as the - single point of accountability - for the success or failure of transformational or business change.
The need for reliable information to support effective decision making is a fundamental principle underlying the value of gated assurance services. Despite this, senior responsible owners, project executives or sponsors roles often do not understand or appreciate the value of independent program and project gated assurance.