This is the title of the latest edition of InformationWeek. The article discusses some of the methods IT departments use to increase the speed to deliver business value. The article can be found here.
Some of the methods used include:
- Leveraging cloud computing – public and private clouds
- Agile development
- Shorter term projects
- Application of the theory that proximity helps people work faster
- Automation (e.g automated test scripts)
- Use of services architecture
I have had experience with a couple of these methods:
My most recent project involved the use of cloud computing and we have seen an increase in the speed to deliver to the business.
Proximity helps people work faster
During my part time studies at Fanshawe College I have worked with a purely virtual team and a team that meets physically.
The latter resulted in a faster delivery of the project.