Actually, I would say the wiki is more likely to drive a better requirement, but possibly at the cost of a longer procurement lead time. We are still in the norming phase with using a wiki. The acquisition workforce is comfortable with Microsoft Word (track changes, insert comments, etc.), not with editing websites. Using a wiki forces a change in behavior where a user has to leave their comfort zone and be willing to experiment.
Andy – You have to remember that I already work in an environment were things are fast. Our procurement cycles are faster than most internal acquisition organizations, and we got there by improving our processes, standardizing them, creating templates, sharing acquistion philosophy. Once you have an organization that has the speed part nailed down, your focus moves to quality.
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