Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWhat’s an agency to do when faced with a vision, a crazy deadline, and the need to make big changes fast? For the CDC’s Management Information Systems Office, Agile principles provided an excellent start. DigitalGov reports how the agency implemented agile strategies to make significant strides toward their vision to become a Center of Excellence for enterprise business solutions.

The fresh approach has provided accountability and a focus on completion that team members have appreciated.

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There is no doubt that applying agile principles has helped MISO with a very productive start to the implementation of its MISO 2020 strategy. The structure and pace of the monthly sprint review process has helped establish a “battle rhythm” for implementing strategic plan for our organization. While there have been early successes, there is still much to learn and no doubt our application of agile principles will evolve as we learn more. The findings from the recent “hot wash” of the sprint process highlighted enough benefits of using sprints to implement the strategy document that we are already making plans to continue this approach for next fiscal year.

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