Jim Smith, CIO for the State of Maine, has some advice for making the transition from waterfall to agile - which can be bumpy at first, but serves customers better in the long run.
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.
A mobile voting app in Collin County, developed in a single sprint by the county's GIS team, has garnered national attention and changed the citizen voting experience.
The state's agile prequalified vendor pool was created to give state agencies access to vendors who demonstrated their ability to use CHHS application program interfaces to access data and meet user needs.
The City of Boston has exemplified the principles of agile, open, user-centric development in building their new website by seeking citizen feedback every step of the way and releasing the source code for the website.
Philadelphia is demonstrating an open and agile approach to the redesign of its website by publicly releasing new versions of the site as it is built, iterating frequently, and making changes based on exactly what users need.
While civic tech companies offer great products to help municipalities serve citizens, the rise of agile methods has empowered cities to benefit from internal collaborative efforts designed around specific departmental needs.
California Government Operations Agency Secretary Marybel Batjer said at the Code for America Summit that agile development saved the state's revamp of its child welfare system.
Washington's Employment Security Department says the new portal is "not the typical state system" because agile methods were used to quickly build the most useful features first.