Despite great strides by 18F, GSA, DHS, and other agencies, agile in government is ‘not yet a done deal,’ according to NextGov.
Experts and government officials say that a complete transition to agile for agencies will be a long and bumpy road. This article outlines some of the challenges, such as approaching contracts differently, adjusting to new project management methods, and shifting expectations for the various roles in a government project.
By 2018, about 90 percent of industry projects will involve “experimentation, speed and quality,” characteristics of the agile methodology, but government lags behind, according to IDC analyst Adelaide O’Brien. Government has been “slow to embrace change and to acknowledge that software development projects face unknowns,” including user requirements, design, schedule and cost, she told Nextgovin an email.
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