NextGovIn a post for TechInsider, 18F co-founder Robert Read encourages department managers to “go for it” despite the concerns and challenges that come with implementing Agile into government.

Government program managers who want to pass on to taxpayers the benefits of agile software development face some challenges that stem from noble intentions to avoid waste, fraud and abuse or the accusation thereof.

Read explains that Agile methods can appear risky to managers who are more familiar with fixed-price contracts, lengthy requirements, and keeping the customer at arm’s length. But in reality, Agile reduces risk and opens great opportunities for serving the public more efficiently.

Read the full post: Don’t ask for permission to use Agile. Just start doing it. | TechInsider