Stephen, why be so uptight about tools being discussed?
Just because it is not where you come from in your skill sets does not mean that there is some magical anointed time to start thinking abut them
Members of my team are lurking on this gov2.0 site and they are talking tools and such things.
Stop suggesting that their natural predilection to be reflecting of the wonderful knowledge they have is irrelevant.
The only danger now is if the talking keeps going too long and no action is done, the whole thing will be derailed (again:)
I can not disagree more strongly with Fiona.
Her ideas for procurement are just so wrong for the things we are trying to do.
The competition idea will allow for a whole lot of smaller exemplars that, I might add, will be surprisingly scalable and changeable.
If the govt goes down the road that Fiona suggests, I will be leaving the space to the IBM, CSC, etc of the world to stuff up and I will get on with looking for clients keen to have a crack.
You see, while the TF is a great thing, it ain’t the only action going on and things will be done entirely outside of this framework.
So, I say that we must not do what Fiona says.
I have worked with all three agencies, where do I sign up?
Elton, just say something.
This is not some poll about whether Kyle is a jerk. This is serious stuff that will impact on our children’s future. Get stuck in and tell the TF why you agree or disagree.
Don’t lose sight that this is really an unprecedented opportunity to engage with a key govt initiative
Yes, yes, yes !!
This is the nub of the future and the place where we can really value add the APS for the people of Oz.
I think TF needs to consider creating some guidelines for this to ensure that the digital industry is, at least partly, in the drivers seat.
There could be a mix of agency driven and industry driven projects. Perhaps with the latter being about firms or individuals being ‘approved’ by the TF (based on their long standing role in the digital space) and these then being able to pitch and discuss their ideas to the agency.
Of course, I would be looking to be in that activity and I already have a corker of an idea that is both web 1,2, and 3.
Thanks for listening and looking forward to the starting gun.
These all sound very important and worthwhile. Most of all I am glad to see that the gov 3.0 is getting support (and it will be the area I will be most interested in).
All ticks from me