In light of the proposed Modernizing Technology in Government Act of 2016, federal IT is poised to update and replace older systems — but technologists should also be careful to leverage the good code they already have, according to The Stack.
Agile methods allow for faster building of more effective systems, so perhaps it could also be used to improve existing systems in order to save costs.
With an Agile approach, the Federal Government can use incremental development processes to produce digital services that benefit citizens based on their feedback. However . . . [r]ather than assuming all of the Federal Government’s existing IT systems are outdated or obsolete, federal technologists must consider where they can improve well-functioning systems and avoid unnecessary migrations that could prove expensive, risk-prone and time-consuming.
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