Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same and struggles with increased demands of complex orders. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?
Lets first look back in history, how it come to the todays RfP Process.
If you're wondering how a big room evaluation day (Step 3 of 4 in lean-agile procurement) could look like read this awesome interview with Konrad and Dominik about their custom implementation at CSS Insurance called "POCathon". CSS is one of the largest health insurers in Switzerland. For there complex evaluation of a software service provider they've invited 4 providers and put them all together in one room for 3 days. At the end of these 3 days they were able to decide with whom of the service provider they will continue agile delivery at the next day!
Repeating last year’s very successful event, CIPS-Switzerland is teaming up with the Technologie Forum Zug and the Economic Promotion team of the Kanton Zug for this special Procurement & Supply Chain (P&SC) event. Speakers include leaders from companies with regional or global headquarters in the Canton around the theme of “Going Digital, flowdays took place with a booth to represent the disruptive approach lean-agile procurement.
The conference about good practice in procurement of business Services in Bern, organized by procure.ch and University of St. Gallen (UNISG) Research Institute for Logistics Management brought together an amazing group of pan-european/-industry procurement experts. The UNISG presented their Results of the Performance Excellence Study 2016 and the top performer an open and honest insight about their current state in procurement. I really hope this kind of event will be continued!
Karlstad Hospital has procured new construction and extension in order to conduct effective care with a budget of about €105 million. The new construction was built on time, on budget and was ready for business on Day 1. The hospital has also saved Värmland County Council €300 million. The secret?-Agile contracts, partnering and fully focusing on the target. So what created the conditions for success? We interviewed Lars Nilsson, the Head of Procurement at Karlstad Hospital.
The agile procurement conference in Stockholm, organized by members of crisp.se, is a unique format with a unique audience. It proofs what would be possible in the public sector and purchasing using agile. This blog post is about my personal summary about it. I really can recommend it, meet you there next year!
It's my pleasure to present the 1st survey "State of Agile Procurement" summarized and translated from the German, Source: Komus : Kurzstudie Agiler Einkauf (2017).
My key learning of the survey is that lean-agile procurement is leading edge and might become the option to disrupt the procurement industry. Nevertheless the transformation is still at the very beginning.
It feels awesome, the book is in a very early state and the first purchaser decided to buy the book. Thanks a lot!-This motivates us to continue our journey
The GOTO Night with Mirko Kleiner & Joe Justice was split into 2 parts. First the Inspiration Speech by Mirko Kleiner, the Creator of Lean-Agile Procurement presented a new promising approach for procurement, followed by an intro in scrum@hardware by Joe Justice, CEO of Wikispeed and Scrum@hardware at Scrum inc. The Slides, as well as impressions are published in this blog post
Mirko shows with Lean-Agile Procurement a more agile Alternative to the current procurement Approach. In the Interview with Netzwoche he explains, why a more agile procurement is a win-win for the customer and the vendor.
The Interview was published in German in the print magazine and online.
At Agile Breakfast Luzern August 18th 2016 flowdays presented Lean-Agile Procurement to bigger audience of agile experts at once. The feedback was positiv!
Find in this post the slides of the speech and some results of the open space.
Under the direction of Jeff Sutherland (Co-Creator of Scrum) the US Department of Defense has begun to embrace Agile contracts for procurement