Steve Dover, head of major programmes at the Department for Work and Pensions, is qu0ted in Computer Weekly as saying of agile methods:
“It’s a brilliant, brilliant methodology … Get it right. Don’t pay it lip service.”
Mark O’Neill, CIO at the Department for Communities and Local Government and leader of the government’s “skunkworks” team to promote innovation, is quoted as saying: “SIs [systems integrators – large IT companies] must recognise that the old world is dead and they have to change their model”.
But Malcom Whitehouse, DWP deputy CIO, implied there was some work only systems integrators could handle.