The IBM Center for the Business of Government and Ethos Strategic Consulting recently organized a roundtable discussion to gather insight from Agile thought leaders in both government and industry about how to further the adoption of Agile to improve government program management.
Central topics were leadership and change management; transparency and stakeholder engagement; and procurement and results.
Daniel Chenok, Executive Director for IBM’s Center for the Business of Government, summarized the key findings of the discussion in his post on LinkedIn Pulse:
With the coming change in Administrations, solidifying agile as an effective and go-to approach will help to strengthen the management of programs . . . Agency leaders can and should leverage agile management as an approach to help drive progress in both IT and program delivery, by breaking large governmental processes into iterative components that involve key stakeholders — which accelerates processes and improves the quality of the solution, just as agile software development takes advantage of continuous delivery and user feedback to produce demonstrable value for users at lower implementation risk.