This opinion article, by David Walker, a serving Army Officer who is posted to Land Capability Division, describes how recent information management and organisational reforms within Defence’s capability development sector have inadvertently increased the likelihood of project failure and workforce fatigue. To assist the reader, David provides the concepts through which his argument will be presented, as well as the ‘journey’ of information management in Defence projects in recent times.
After framing his argument, David offers a solution based on automation enabled by standardisation of methodology, data structures, and tooling.
While this article is targeted for those posted to work on Defence projects, it is an interesting and thought- provoking read. David’s thoughts and suggestions may be relevant to information management in other areas as well as within the capability management arena.