Delivering value through an iterative agile process can be difficult when working within a fixed scope government contract. Some trendsetting agencies have embraced agile procurement, but many agencies are still working with contracts intended for waterfall processes.
Adam Bergstein, Associate Director of Engineering at CivicActions, works on agile projects with agencies who face this dilemma. These tips can help smooth the transition to agile for governments that are still stuck with fixed scope contracts.
For most agencies, the transition to agile is an incremental process that doesn’t happen overnight. There is often a struggle to balance the appeal of a fixed scope (to justify project funding) against the necessity of flexible prioritization (to ensure customer satisfaction) . . . The fact is that ultimately, no one knows what will be learned during the course of a project.
Read the full article: 4 tips for delivering value in an agile government project | Adam Bergstein, via Medium