"Shrinking cycle times isn't about the speed, it's about the quality of the decisions," says Mark Schwartz, award-winning CIO who has led innovation efforts in both government and industry.
Practicing agile and lean methodologies requires an openness to learning and trying new things.
Based on his experience as an agile IT change leader in government, Schwartz's new book describes the pros and cons of IT leadership roles and how they should look in the future.
"Start talking about what you're really doing: researching, testing, innovating, and acting quickly," says Mark Schwartz, former CIO at USCIS.
Mark Schwartz, the groundbreaking chief information officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in the Homeland Security Department, is leaving government.
USCIS chief Mark Schwartz is testing out "impact mapping" on the agency's case verification system under the E-Verify program.
In a recent keynote address, Mark Schwartz of the USCIS outlined how agile and DevOps practices allow for continuous and efficient modernization of systems and services.
Automated tools and frequent demonstrations of work make post-award monitoring of Agile government contracts more effective.
USCIS is adopting a scalable cloud infrastructure to increase operating efficiency and get helpful tools into the hands of users as quickly as possible.
Mark Schwartz, CIO at U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, explains how identifying and responding continuously to risks makes Agile-developed systems even better and faster.