While successful technology companies use a “fail fast” approach to create effective services, government remains reluctant to make such rapid changes, according to Federal News Network.
In the past, a slow-and-steady approach gave government decisions longevity, but today accelerating social and technological change means the government needs to move towards an agile approach to keep pace. Creating clear project goals, identifying roles and the person responsible, working in short sprints, and adjusting along the way will help government make forward progress.
From the article:
The project you choose for applying agile thinking doesn’t have to be large — it can be as simple as replacing an outdated process with a digital option. In fact, a hallmark of an innovative organization is one that is able to break monolithic goals into discrete, independent projects. It’s not easy, but it’s essential, and arguably is the most important success factor. Albert Einstein said it best: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Read the full article: Progress at the Speed of Failure | Federal News Network