“Rent if you can, buy if you can’t, and build if you must” is a heuristic that simplifies the decision-making process for technology investment. By understanding the nuances of each option, businesses can make informed choices that align with their strategic goals, ensuring they remain competitive and agile in a digital-first world.
‘Innovation Accounting’ is a loose term for the idea that organisations need new metrics to manage innovation, the dominant competitive force driving value today. After building a few government as a service platforms the only thing I’ve seen reliably produce valuable innovation is intentional and consistent experimentation. Increasingly many teams are practicing some form of … Read more
Innovation is a key driver of economic growth and social progress, and governments around the world are increasingly looking for new ways to encourage innovation and investment. One emerging tool that is gaining attention is innovation options, a financial instrument that provides a financial incentive for private sector partners to invest in new technologies or … Read more
The software factory approach can be applied to delivering Government as a Service (GaaS) web applications by streamlining the development process, automating manual processes and reducing the need for manual coding. Automated development tools and integrated development environments (IDE) can be used to create high-quality web applications that are cost-effective, reliable and securely protected from external threats. The software factory approach can also be used to ensure standardization of code and ensure development teams adhere to best practices. Automated tests and continuous integration can also be used to speed up the deployment process and reduce time-to-market.
The quality of our thinking is largely determined by the models we possess in our minds and how relevant they are in a given situation. Possessing more tools or models increases the chances of us perceiving reality accurately. It is evident that having a wider variety of approaches is beneficial to making better decisions. Mental models are systems that help us to think.