According to MeriTalk, industry and agency leaders are pleased with recent efforts by federal agencies to move toward incremental and agile development in their software initiatives.
Some agencies are struggling to deliver working functionality every six months, as recommended in the Federal IT Acquisition and Reform Act (FITARA), while others are doing well with iterating quickly.
From the article:
“If you deliver in smaller chunks you’re usually successful,” said Dave Powner, director of IT management issues at the Government Accountability Office in an address to the House subcommittees at the FITARA hearing. “On incremental development, when you held your first scorecard hearing in November 2015, 58 percent of the government software development projects were planning to use a six-month incremental approach. Now, this percentage is up to 87 percent.”
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