AGL and Code California hosted Rebecca Woordbury, Director of Digital Service and Open Government at San Rafael, and Angie Quirarte, Assistant Secretary for Digital Engagement at California Government Operations Agency, for a town hall-style talk with audience questions.
Staffed by 50 new positions and with a budget of $36 million, the new office will aim to make the delivery of government services more efficient, starting with the Department of Motor Vehicles and its "significant customer service challenges."
Local software developers and executives recently met to discuss the use of free and open source software (FOSS) in government and new open source code policies in the State of California.
Techwire published an article on California's readiness to embrace agile processes, written by Bill Maile, Director of Government Relations for AGL and former Communications Director for California's Child Welfare Digital Service project. From the article: There is no silver bullet that will instantly reverse California’s troubled history of failed IT endeavors. And the CWDS project may indeed
The State of California has added seven new tech firms to the pre-qualified vendor pool for agile, the Department of Technology announced.
The IT vendor forum hosted on May 9 in Sacramento by the California Department of Technology (CDT) provided an update on the state’s effort to procure agile IT services.
A team of IT innovators in San Jose recently selected Scrum as the single most compelling practice from their past year of work to transmit to their organization — a city government of 6,000 employees.
CIO Review: ‘Resilient Oakland launches civic design lab to embed systems thinking and agile government’
The City of Oakland has launched a Civic Design Lab (CDL), a dedicated program that brings together people, process, and policy to reimagine and redesign local government. The team is employing a project-based, user-focused approach to solving municipal problems.
CivicActions, an agile development firm that secured a spot in the California agile vendor pool last year, shares strategies and best practices for other companies who want to provide services to the state.
A presentation on lessons learned in securing a spot in California's Agile Development Prequalified vendor pool, and how other firms can navigate the process successfully to provide agile services to government.