Agile Finance Maturity Check

My first 3 blogs looked at how Finance can help IT in agile delivery, but how mature does that IT Finance function need to be to support IT and deliver business value? Does it need to be separate function? Can it be part of someone’s role? The answer is…   it depends!   To answer the… read more »

Agile Delivery and Agile Financial Governance

During my 3 years supporting IT at Hitachi Capital, working alongside Glenn Crossley (Head of Agile Transformation and IT Delivery), I saw the business struggle to support the transformation he was leading in moving delivery processes from waterfall based to agile. It got me thinking that the business support functions also need to go through… read more »

Accounting for Agile Delivery – Capitalisation of Costs

It is a common misconception that moving to agile delivery will increase an organisations opex, i.e. those costs that charged to the company immediately when they are incurred, this is as opposed to capex or capital spend which can be spread over a number of years. In a traditional waterfall delivery costs can generally be… read more »

Finance support to enable Agile delivery

Good practice within finance is to have a framework around Finance management. The following model ‘Pillars of IT Finance’ can be used to ensure we have a robust framework wrapper.  There are elements within this framework that support Agile led delivery   1) Cost capture & structure optimisation A typical agile delivery model will only… read more »