GCN reports on a preliminary survey released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and consulting firm Accenture, which shows the positive results state CIOs are seeing from agile methods.
The Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) has been working for 5 years to implement agile processes and contracts, but it is harder at the Department of Defense enterprise level.
Preliminary results of an Accenture / NASCIO survey showed a strong majority of respondents found agile methods increased customer engagement and improved customer satisfaction.
SafeStack founder and CEO Laura Bell will be the Agile Government Speaker Series guest speaker on April 17, 2017, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Sacramento, CA.
Transforming government IT to be more agile and responsive, along with a focus on DevOps principles and a scalable public cloud infrastructure, will form the basis for cost-efficient government during a time of Brexit uncertainty.
Rather than focusing exclusively on trying to be agile, the DHHS in Victoria, Australia makes strategic choices about platforms and then builds agile applications on top of them.
While Scrum meetings can seem tedious or time-consuming, they minimize obstacles and empower teams when conducted properly.
If true “digital transformation” is ever going to happen, government needs to move away from the downstream, technically constrained approach. Success depends on redesigning legal, policy, process, usability and technology aspects as a single integrated model – while maintaining citizen focus.
The course uses online content, videos, and an interactive game to teach concepts that empower leaders to bring agile to their organizations.
"Our goal is to make acquisitions joyful. My interest is to rethink how we do procurements in the federal space, which has historically been a slow and painful process used only as a last resort to better serve their constituents."