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Saturday, September 01, 2007

GIX is changing the rules of the Game!

Sarkozy sees French way to globalize: Collectively
Can General Motors Change How Companies Think About IT Outsourcing?
Globalization: The good, the bad, the ugly

Just a sample is the above three links on how Globalizing Innovation Complexity (GIX) is changing the rules and actors.

first one says the French President wants France to embrace Globalization with new rules of Governement joining with the industry to create a new type of organization, besides relaxing the 35 hours week industry policy. Second says how GM which has been outsourcing IT services for more than a decade is defining the new way of IT outsourcing - where the new CMMI ACQ Model will be used for outsoucring assessments. This is a classic case of trying to control - an area which is traditionally been self-organization based (see the open source success). Third link talks about a small story about Journalistic work being outsource as well, considered as a new arena of outsourcing.

I think - GIX will change the actors and the rules will be defined and created as the GIX Bang move faster and faster. So all those actors who want to follow command and control and want to control GIX Perestroika and GIX Glasnost (remember Gorbachev in late 1980s) - should really understand the GIXBang - it is all about co-creation. If you are not co-creating, you are out!

General Motors, CMMI, IT Outsourcing - Can Toyota help?

When next time when you face the IT outsourcing decision - from which ever side (whether the supplier or consumer of IT services) - beware of the new kid in town - the CMMI-ACQ - the highly detailed Capability Maturity Model -(CMM) has a new arena - it is the outsourcing landscape.

General Motors with billions of dollars in IT outsourcing has come up with the new model.

Having seen the CMM first hand in some of high CMMI companies - it promises to be a all encompassing framework with focus on lot of documentation and lot of metrics measurement etc. Well, the framework is fine. However, it should not be carried out at the expense of actual work. With an inherent tendency of inefficiencies creeping in any standardized processes for software development, it is imperative that the framework should focus on continuous learning and problem solving at the lowest level - and here Lean thinking from Toyota production system comes in handy. May be the IT outsourcing needs to get Lean not CMMIzed!

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