SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN

SOFTWARE SUPPLY CHAIN

Rapid pace of change and the digitization of business drive the need for agility. We must be able to provide faster time to market, improved efficiency, ensured business continuity and reduced cost. However the reality is that managing the extended software supply chain (SSC) — including an increasing number of stakeholders — can stifle innovative application development; even when agile methodologies are used.

So how should companies address these issues? How do they measure the value and risk of a dynamically evolving system? How do they manage software investments and foster collaboration between a complex array of partners and suppliers?

Effective software delivery and processes can help your organization address these challenges and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. A software supply chain (SSC) coordinates the flow of people, processes and information in an iterative cycle of software delivery activities. This coordination is made possible by applying business management capabilities to the lifecycle of application development.

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SERVICES

 

ADOPTION STRATEGY
The first successful project is an opportunity to identify best practices, roles, methodology, and a baseline against which your organization can measure future success. After the first project it is important to establish a roadmap for the rest of the implementation – a SSC program has to be established.

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TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM

The persistent focus on aligning IT operations with business objectives has become a mantra for many organisations. But actually achieving that alignment can be a challenging proposition especially since CIOs are also being asked to help the business innovate while driving cost out of day-to-day operations.

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IT MATURITY AND READINESS

Every IT department needs to match its maturity level with the needs and wants of the organization. Misaligned IT and business goals result in wasted resources, poor service delivery, low morale, and unmet deadlines.

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IMPLEMENTATION

SSC is most effective and valuable when deployed at an enterprise level integrating all disciplines with the value chain and extending the reach and impact of shared processes and methods. In the beginning of your SSC journey, you use SSC at a tactical or departmental level to solve specific contemporary IT development problems. This way, SSC are funded and evaluated. The challenge comes in using a departmental success in SSC to scale your SSC initiatives to an enterprise-wide program.

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