The RFP from a local government acknowledged the need for a design-first, user-focused approach to the work -- but the scale was massive. The responding firm realized a modular approach was needed in proposing a solution.
Federal agencies often use open-source and third-party software components in development - and automation is the key to ensuring these components remain secure and functional.
The Canadian government is seeking to improve the accessibility of online services, and is reaching out to industry in a challenge-based, agile process to procure services for the work.
A new course from the Government Digital Service academy will focus on how government carries out user-centered design to create inclusive services, and will allow participants to explore techniques such as interaction and content design in an agile environment.
A report released late last year by the National Association of State CIOs provides a set of values to help state IT leaders inject agile development methods into their operations.
To provide leadership and governance to agencies that are struggling to implement incremental development processes, qualified agile IT program managers are needed.
Agencies have experienced the benefits of agile -- such as faster delivery, happier teams, and meaningful customer involvement -- but it can be difficult for organizations to actually implement agile processes and manage the changes they entail.
An agile approach can greatly improve the security of government IT systems, as well as the cultural mindsets about security-related activities.
The AGL community on LinkedIn, representing a diverse group of agile government professionals in various levels of government and industry, has grown to over 900 members.
"What we are trying to do is target areas of government we think are most ripe for transformation and taking a partnership approach to how we deliver agile."