Browsing All posts tagged under »Andy Akrouche«

How the West Coast Offence has redefined the public sector procurement practice by Jon Hansen

September 8, 2014

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During my interview with Kate Vitasek last week, she adeptly used the start of the professional football season as a point of reference. Even if I wasn’t a football fan – which I am – I appreciated her analogy because it spoke directly to the challenges with putting process ahead of relationships. What was most interesting however, […]

Special Post – Procurement: DAI Success Strategy by Andy Akrouche

June 9, 2014

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“To be truly successful, the Defence Analytics Institute or DAI has to take the program beyond itself to deliver results” – Andy Akrouche Editor’s Note: Defence spending is a hot topic lately on both sides of the Atlantic, as government’s are challenging Defence Departments to do a better job in terms of procurement.  Andy Akrouche who […]

The Groundswell Effect and the Emergence of the Public-Private Partnership Relational Model by Jon Hansen

March 17, 2014

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In his book Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes, Mark Penn argues that the biggest trends in America are the Microtrends, the smaller trends that go unnoticed or ignored. If you think about it for a moment, you will see that Penn is right on the money.  After all, how many of us […]

Bridging the gap between PPP promise and successful outcomes by Andy Akrouche

February 28, 2014

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Originally posted on Relational Contracting Intelligence Blog:
“Recent failures, bailouts, and excessive costs show that the risk analyses and value-for-money accounting used to justify P3s are clearly flawed and cover up the true costs and risks for the public.” Such as the one from which the above excerpt has been taken, there are no shortages…

Philadelphia Freedom: Is this the beginning of the end of the traditional RFP process? by Jon Hansen

February 27, 2014

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“One of the reasons we don’t necessarily think RFPs are the best way to engage the creative insights of entrepreneurs and some of the most effective problem solvers in our society today is that we prescribe a solution in an RFP. There’s no opportunity for an entrepreneur or innovator to really work with a city […]

Understanding the Changes in Defence Spending by Andy Akrouche

February 14, 2014

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Originally posted on Relational Contracting Intelligence Blog:
When news broke earlier this month that there were major changes being implemented regarding Defence spending in Canada, no one was really surprised.  Change as they say was inevitable. The question is what does it really mean? Over the next week I will be posting several articles that…

The Relational Divide: Why CGI HealthCare.gov experience reflects more about the contracting process than the company itself by Andy Akrouche

January 24, 2014

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Originally posted on Relational Contracting Intelligence Blog:
I read with interest the January 14th Wall Street Journal article “Accenture to Take Over Fixing HealthCare.gov Website” by Stephanie Armour, in which it was announced that CGI’s contract with the Federal U.S. Government would not be renewed. Even though the loss of the contract was small in…

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