|From an IT perspective the issues is not just legacy IT systems but legacy people. By this we means that staff do not want to change how they work.||Information circulated about how changes due to modernisation affect staff.|
HLG vision and strategy promotes standards based modernisation. However standardising a business results in a huge culture change that should be address through training, the recruitment of staff with a different skill set.
A concrete example of this from the effect of adopting the Common Statistical Production Architecture (currently being developed by a HLG project):
Changing the mindsets of both Information Communication Technology (ICT) groups and, equally as importantly, their immediate clients to build software in a way that makes it re-usable for others is a big shift from current practice, particularly when building generic solutions that are more configurable takes longer than building a hard coded solution that meets a specific business need.
Are these issues going to be addressed, and if so via what mechanism?