Agility key to project management
The IT services market is changing rapidly. As the economy recovers organisations find themselves better positioned to build on new project ideas that have huge strategic benefits for the organisation as a whole. With such an influx of change, organisations are realising the resources they need are not available or worse available but difficult to deploy.
The market for IT services is moving away from heavy incumbent systems tied up in infrastructure that has been inherited and tinkered with for years. Huge investments in legacy IT systems has meant traditionally organisations have had to limit their projects to the capabilities of the current IT systems. With the increase in SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, these traditional ties are becoming looser – and they need to become looser still. As common after economic down ties, the recovery sparks new interest in all markets with new entrants to the market taking advantage of the growth. New entrants use new technology to provide the services that match customers’ expectations – putting pressure on the older organisations to keep pace in order to maintain their market share.
With IT services offered as a service, increased flexibility in working and more workers operating effectively remotely, technology advancements of recent time are offering cost savings to organisation – savings that can be invested in to the right people to use the resources available in implement new projects.
IT recruiters are looking for IT contractors who can look at the bigger picture and find solutions that have a strategic impact on the organisation as a whole. No longer are the capabilities of the current system a viable starting point – IT professionals need to be investigating how they can bring the resources in to the organisation and make incumbent systems fit and deliver the outcomes needed both for today’s customers and tomorrows. This means it is critically important to look ahead, anticipate change and build agility in to today activities so that the changes of the future can be integrated smoothly.