FLASH was created with the intention of giving department components access to industry best practices for acquiring agile services, but struggled when multiple award attempts were met with protests from unsuccessful bidders.
Federal News Radio: IT planning process update to help agencies get better handle on legacy system spending
New requirements from the Office of Management and Budget, together with a stronger push towards agile, are driving new approaches to decision making around IT initiatives.
For some CIOs, agile is a work in progress, while for others it is firmly 'the way we do things'.
The numbers can appear staggering when waterfall and agile projects are all calculated together in reports such as the Federal IT Dashboard, resulting in an unclear picture of actual delivery times.
USCIS chief Mark Schwartz is testing out "impact mapping" on the agency's case verification system under the E-Verify program.
The recent proliferation of agile blanket purchase agreements in the federal space raises questions about the cost efficiency of awarding many separate agile contracts.
Federal News Radio reports that the 25th annual chief information officer's survey shows the acceptance and use of Agile development as the biggest change from previous years.
In an interview with Federal News Radio, Greg Godbout of 18F said agency demand for Agile development services is off the charts. He explains the General Service Administration's plan to recruit industry expertise through a new blanket purchase agreement -- which will help 18F deliver digital services more effectively to the many agencies clamoring for Agile assistance.
Federal News Radio interviews U.S. Chief Information Officer Citizenship and Immigration Services Mark Schwartz on his agency's use of Agile management practices and the Flexible Agile Development Services model.
Acting U.S. Chief Information Officer Lisa Schlosser discusses the impact of Agile on federal government IT projects with Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller.