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.
The state’s Audit Office made the recommendation in an insights report that reveals “many technology projects currently do not hit their deadlines, stay within budget, or achieve their objectives”. The Queensland government's chief customer and digital officer...said a “government enterprise architecture position”, smaller investments and continuous delivery assurance could go some way to solving these issues.
Digital assurance is no longer just an 'option', it's critical in all realms of digital transformations. It plays an important role in safeguarding your organisation from a range of threats and helps to ensure project success.
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.
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.
While some businesses successfully navigate digital transformation, the majority fall well short. Here are five essential tips for digital transformation success.
For your organisation to be successful, you need to ensure the success of your digital transformations. Here are 8 benefits of digital assurance practices within your organisation.
As industries and governments continue to increase digitisation, expanded data volumes and increasing computer and network speeds force us to reevaluate the basics of digital transformations.
For anyone without digital assurance skills, it can feel a little overwhelming.` To help you, here's a checklist that breaks down the four steps to undertaking a successful Global Gateway Assurance and Global Agile Assurance review.
Agile assurance accreditation is what leading assurance advocates increasingly want assurance reviewers to have, with the agility to support modern programs in digital environments and a fresh perspective on projects.
Digital transformations can help organisations increase profitability, remain responsive to change, enhance the customer experience and automate workflows. But how do you assure the success of your organisation's digital transformation?
Upgrading your digital assurance skills will give you a deeper understanding of the principles and best practice methods for delivering agile assurance reviews, teach you how to adopt agile working approaches when delivering agile assurance reviews, how to assess and evaluate agile projects and much more.
One of the first key decision points within a project or program is the business case. A successful business case must demonstrate the viability of the project or program to secure investment or proceed further.
The many benefits of gated digital assurance are the reason why so many organisations now take a proactive and independent approach to assuring their projects/programs.
Through digital assurance, program leaders can identify risks before they occur, minimise errors and improve decision-making at crucial stages of the project/program. It's a critical tool for ensuring a program/project functions as intended and necessary goals are met.
With more than 30 years in-house, top-tier assurance experience and through constant collaboration, the team at Global Digital Assurance has developed a suite of courses that tick all the boxes for digital assurance professionals.
We're witnessing a burgeoning need for world-class digital assurance, so organisations can take a forward-thinking approach to safeguard the outcomes of key projects and decisions.
Through a successful digital transformation organisations can streamline workflow, ensure they are responsive to change, maximise ROI and increase profits.
Digital assurance is a method of assessing and evaluating decisions and ensuring the digital transformation is on track to meet all key business outcomes.
As the world’s universities redesign for online delivery and Silicon Valley moves aggressively into the education space, here is what to know when choosing courses for yourself or your business. Online education has boomed in 2020.
Not only did schools, tertiary and professional education move to remote learning in March – but millions of individuals and businesses used online courses to upskill, reskill and frankly, off-ramp employees.
For the past three years KPMG and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) have conducted a joint survey, with over 550 Australian project management professionals, to identify the issues and trends in project management in Australia. While 2020 has been a year like no other and has seen project delivery face unprecedented challenges, the 2020 Annual AIPM/KPMG Project Management Survey provides a more positive outlook than we may have originally thought, with an ever increasing demand for project management skills.
Across the globe, industries are experiencing a wave of digitalisation and accelerated change. These professionals are the steady hand that help steer your project away from the rocks.
The project failure rate in Australian government technology projects has been a topic of concern for many years. According to a report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) in 2018, 40% of Australian government IT projects over the past decade had failed to deliver the expected benefits.
Unfortunately, a huge proportion of technology projects fail to meet their desired outcome - in quality, time and/ or costs, with only about 30% of all digital transformations achieving success on all three dimensions.
With digital transformations getting more prevalent, certain myths and misconceptions have surfaced. Here at Global Digital Assurance, we believe it's essential to be able to separate fact from fiction, so here are a few of these myths debunked.
Technology is constantly evolving and organisations must stay ahead of the curve to remain relevant and competitive. Digital transformation has become a buzzword in recent years, but the actual value of digital transformation lies in strategically implemented processes that yield a significant return on investment.
Two prominent approaches, Agile Assurance and Gateway Assurance, have emerged, each offering unique benefits and addressing specific project needs. In this article, we will explore the key differences and benefits of Agile Assurance versus Gateway Assurance and how striking the right balance can lead to improved project outcomes.
At Global Digital Assurance, we're in the unique position to witness the growing demand for digital assurance practices across various industries. We see that digital assurance is critical as it ensures that the digital transformation works as it is intended and delivers the expected results.
With years of experience in the field of digital assurance, we have gained an excellent understanding of what it takes to build a successful digital assurance team. Here's a list of tips that we believe can be instrumental in creating an effective digital assurance team.
The NSW government will dole out funding from its digital restart fund in up to $20 million “hits”, as the state continues its move towards a contemporary IT funding model. The new funding builds on an initial two-year investment of $100 million when the fund was established in last year’s budget to help the state move to a contemporary IT funding model.
Best practice accreditation training is becoming increasingly important for project professionals, as it provides them with the skills and knowledge, they need to effectively manage projects and deliver successful outcomes. In this article, we will explore the reasons why best practice accreditation training is ESSENTIAL for project professionals.
In today's increasingly digital and highly competitive marketplace, organisations need to ensure their products and services meet high standards and customer expectations. Here's why Digital Assurance is better suited to a modern environment.
Customers have become accustomed to seamless and timely interactions with businesses, regardless of industry. For businesses to successfully engage customers they need to continually provide and optimise new experiences and services. Overall, it is the ability to be more competitive, leverage new business models to improve operations and see your company grow!
Despite huge investment approximately 70% of digital transformations fail.
Here are a few examples of high-profile digital transformation and ERP project fails
Agile Assurance™ is used as an approach to project assurance in Agile project management methodologies. It aligns with the principles of agility, adaptability, and iterative development. Here are some reasons why leading organisations and governments are rapidly choosing to use Agile Assurance™ for their digital initiatives and transformation projects.
In this ever changing business environment organisation leaders have to rethink the way they approach project management.
At Global Digital Assurance we have developed gated digital assurance accreditation in partnership with leading government agencies and other industry recognised agile advocates.
After more than 20-years since its release, why do many consider the OGC Gateway process (and its incarnations) to be outdated? We asked one of Australia's leading assurance advocates, who lead the earliest adoption of the the OGC Gateway process for the Australian Commonwealth Government and other Australian state government jurisdictions, why do many believe that the OGC Gateway is not a good fit for today's modern delivery environments.
Whether this is your first project, or you've been a project manager for years, here are 7 fundamental tips to help you increase the chance of project success.
ANZ Agile Digital Assurance® Professional training course, has been formally endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management, providing AIPM members, as well as program and project professionals, with simple access to the world's only accredited agile assurance reviewer training program and globally recognised accreditation.
At Global Digital Assurance we are familiar with the challenges organisations and governments face when selecting reviewers for digital assurance. When adopting more agile forms of delivery it can be expensive and a frustrating experience to employ the right reviewer.
Certain project assurance functions expect to see documentation, plans, review points and, in fact, so do some project sponsors. What happens when project teams adopt an agile delivery framework? What happens when the expectations, tools and techniques used by traditional project assurance don’t ‘fit’ the agile model?
A critical friend is probably the closest to what might be regarded as true friendship; a successful merger of unconditional support and unconditional critique.
The Department of Defence is set to embark on fewer “concurrent complex, disruptive and expensive” IT transformations and rely more heavily on smaller, iterative IT capabilities in a shake-up of its investment planning processes. As a review of its decade-old IT operating model continues, the department has revealed plans to introduce a “rolling forward work program” to ensure its systems remain up-to-date and secure.
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.
ANZ Banking Group is taking a purposely incremental approach to the Agile transformation of its contact centre environment, and is using an automated test regime to ensure the overall customer experience is maintained throughout. “It was a huge thing to bite off, which is why you really have to take small changes over time to improve your processes, because if you set about it all in one hit, it's almost impossible.”
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.
Project assurance is a process that allows project stakeholders and project managers (PMs) to assess the risks and strengths of a project. By outlining key threats, objective success criteria, and adequate project controls with project stakeholders, PMs can create a stronger infrastructure to increase the chance of success. For projects with high financial value, project assurance is particularly beneficial, since it prevents overspending – but the concept can work for a project of any size.