Government Technology reports on the initial findings of the annual Accenture survey which analyzes responses from state CIOs across the U.S. to determine the role agile development currently plays in state agencies.
While agile methods are definitely gaining momentum in government, it seems there is still some way to go before it becomes mainstream in the public sector. From the article:
Only 31 percent of respondents said they had been using agile methods for more than three years. The bulk of respondents — 59 percent — said they take an agile approach on 1 percent to 20 percent of their projects.
Additionally, the survey found that state IT offices don’t have many workers trained in agile methods. Most said that a lack of training is one of the biggest barriers standing in the way of agile.
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