The Institute of IT Professionals is currently undertaking significant research into the impact of software procurement on IT project failure and are asking the software community to come together and help answer this question.
The research explores what software factors and characteristics are responsible for project failure, then analyses whether different approaches to procurement in New Zealand might mitigate these factors. The intention is to determine whether there is evidence that alternative approaches, such as non-price based procurement, would lead to more successful outcomes for software projects than the existing procurement models.
As part of this research the Institute today released a very short survey.
The survey is for those who:
- Have been, or currently are, involved in software development in any context or role, OR
- Have been involved in any way in responding to IT-related procurement or tender requests.
There are just 3 short sections with a few questions each, and many participants will only be asked some of the questions related to their own experience. If you fall into either or both of the criteria above, we’d love for you to spend 2 minutes helping contribute to this work, which may influence how procurement is undertaken in future.
You can take the survey here: www.iitp.org.nz/spsurvey
I look forward to seeing the research in due course.