Government Technology covers four roadblocks to Agile in government and how to overcome them. Key leaders featured include Salt Lake City Chief Information Officer Bill Haight, Maine CIO Jim Smith, Washington CIO Michael Cockrill and the Agile Government Leadership Steering Committee.
Smith was quickly sold on the new method, and when he took the Maine CIO position in 2012, he was determined to bring that agile approach to state government. “I saw we were doing a strictly waterfall methodology. I would argue it is not OK for anything anymore. We want more project success. But agile requires more transparency and user involvement, and that is a cultural challenge for people.”