For agencies wondering where to start on the road to Agile, seasoned government professionals have some tips. The co-authors of this helpful post have combined experience in bringing Agile into government at both the local and federal levels.
Agile, particularly when talking about systems design and implementation, is a whole new way of looking at how governments will implement services and the technology behind them. It starts and ends with the needs of users — the citizens we’re serving. It gets developers, managers and customers working together in the same room, focusing on iterative improvement rather than long requirements lists.
And because of this, agile projects deliver incredibly useful and relevant products and systems — results that are markedly different from the typical government development effort.
But therein lies the rub . . . How does a department even begin to understand and implement these concepts?
Ten basic steps are provided to help agencies get on the road to driving Agile development in their own projects. Like anything new, the only real prerequisite to success is practice. Hearing from those who’ve been on the front lines of the Agile transformation within government helps the goals seem more attainable.
Read the full article: 10 steps to making your agency Agile | NextGov