I’ve heard from many mouths that hankintalaki (the Finnish law governing publicly funded purchases) prevents effective software development for the Finnish public sector. The parliament is going to make changes to the law this autumn. Now would be a good time to tell our representatives what we think.
To start with, I would like to understand the exact problems with the law. How does it inhibit success of software projects? How should the law be changed?
Also welcome are any ideas about how to express our concerns effectively to lawmakers. I am trying to get the parliaments’s tietoyhteiskuntaryhmä (Information Society Group) hear one of us, but as far as I know, nothing else has been planned so far.
I also sent this question to the Agile Finland mailing list. Please let me know if you write about this on your blog. I’ll summarize the answers in a later post.