Resource for Professionals and Competent Workers
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Question 1.aThe long-term future of any organization depends on the ability to resource for professionalsand competent workers. However, this has largely been the role of the human resourcedepartment in an organization but the collective agreement of the entire organization is the majorkey to ensuring that the company has a competent workforce. Furthermore, with the changingand emerging new technologies, organizations and companies are continually reshuffling andchanging their human resource team with the main purpose to ensure that there is no drawdownin the activities.The resourcing strategy to be employed must ensure that it meets the strategies of theorganization and more to this ensure that it follows the direction of the vision and missionstatements of the organization. Some studies have indicated that the resourcing strategiesemployed by the organization must be based on the following: the basic needs s of theorganization and the number of people required, skillset and behavior of the people required bythe organization and the cultural changes to be implemented with the resourcing strategy.In with the great oxford street hospital trust, one of the major concerns is the IS system. The ISsystem has been described to be some way backward and needs some modifications in order toensure that it meets the requirements of the employees as well as those of the patients. As withthe decision makers, the IS system should integrate information across various platforms so thatthe decision makers can visualize the data in a timely and effective manner. All theserequirements may be met with the employment of personnel who are equipped with theknowledge of IT and IS systems. Because this is a major sector of the organization, competentand knowledgeable individuals will need to be resourced.
There are several human resourcing strategies that may be used by the company to ensure thatthe IT and IS system is fully functional and with the competent human resource team. The firstone is mainly centered on talent management. The strategy is geared towards ensuring that theorganization has the most competent personnel in each sector. Furthermore, by recruiting thebest people for the various positions, the ripple effect will ensure that the organization becomesan employer of choice to the other potential employees. However, managing the talent within anorganization may prove to be the most important aspect of talent management. This might beachieved by ensuring that there is a balance between the working environment and talentenhancement, a reward of those that are exceptional in their working stations, once in a whileconducting talent audition and provision of career development opportunities to any employeewilling. The talent resourcing strategy may be effective where the organization has been workingon the development of talent for a while but employing those who are qualified may be effectiveif the resourcing strategy needed should be fast.The IT and IS professionals will need to have a team that has to continually monitor the systemsand provide the necessary modifications from time to time. Though the team is still largelydependent on the main IS and IT experts, the human resourcing strategy employed by thecompany may lead to cost saving as well as time management. As with the experts, one strategyto be employed is talent development. Talent development within the organization has the effectof increasing the number of professional available within the organization at a relatively cheapercost. Continually upgrading the existing human resource team is vital to the survival of theorganization and this can be done through talent audition and talent education.
Question 1bScrum is a methodology that has continually been used in projects that are both innovative andcomplex (Uhlig, 2017). Therefore, the Scrum framework is based on the working principles ofthe project whereby the methodology can be modified according to the requirements of the ever-changing project. The agile technique is the most common scrum technique employed byorganizations.The scrum methodology begins with identifying the most important functioning of the ISsystems required .This is known as the product backlog and describes the prioritized needs of theorganization. After identifying the most important aspects of the organization, each team isallocated a time period to complete the assigned tasks. The overall team may be subdivided intovarious teams some focused on data decentralization, devolution to departments, and accessthrough desktop among others. However, each team is to determine the period between meetingsin order to ensure that the progress is on track and to prevent any backlog. All this will dependon the time allocated for the activities. Moreover, the scrum master within each activity has toensure that the goal of the team is kept within focus and as such prevents deviation into otherunnecessary activities. After the time period allocated to each activity, the team should ensurethat there is a presentation to the stakeholders or to the patients and the other professionals withinthe organization. A presentation to the relevant parties ensures that there are a sprint review anda retrospective[ CITATION Uhl18 \l 1033 ]. The process begins again with the teams choosing adifferent, but relevant activity. Generally, the process repeats itself until each of the desired set ofactivities is completed, the budget is no longer enough, or when the deadline has arrived.There are a couple of advantages and disadvantages associated with the Scrum methodology inprojects. One advantage associated with the agile technique is the ability to identify mistakes and
correct them in a timely manner. The process is centered on numerous meetings and thereforecutting edge and fast-moving technologies and techniques can be easily developed. The IStechnology may be developed in such a way that it is up to date and it is efficient. The clear goalassociated with the agile technique ensures that the team does not deviate from the requirementsand as such it is very effective. Furthermore, the technique is focused on regular updates makingit a very effective tool.The continuous updates by the user ensure that the IS technology can be easily modified to anychanges that arise during the working period. Moreover, the technique is cost-effective and verycheap compared to some of the other techniques that may be used and thereby ensures that theoverhead costs are kept at a minimal. The other advantage is mainly associated with the inputand output of each team member. By ensuring that there are daily meetings and a scrum leader,the productivity of each individual within the team is enhanced thereby ensuring quality productsas well as service delivery. Furthermore, the quality of the technology is inspected and presentedto the stakeholders before the actual implementation to ensure that they meet all the desiredrequirements. The various components of the system may be assigned to various teams and eachteam assigned a scrum leader.. The systems will continually be reviewed and any mistake can becontinually rectified. Furthermore, changes can be easily implemented along the way because ofthe flexibility of the technique. All these advantages will ensure that the final system is veryeffective and meets the requirements of the stakeholders as well as those of the patients.However, there are a couple of disadvantages associated with the technique. To begin with, agilescrum has been described to cause scope creep[ CITATION Uhl18 \l 1033 ]. Scope creep is mainlyassociated with deadlines and if there is no specific deadline associated with thedevelopment ofthe system, the stakeholders may be tempted to continue altering the requirements of the team.