An agile approach can greatly improve the security of government IT systems, as well as the cultural mindsets about security-related activities.
Robert L. Read, former Presidential Innovation Fellow and co-founder of 18F, explains that the key to transforming legacy government systems is the "strangler pattern" -- breaking the work into modules and re-writing them one at a time.
18F co-founder and former Presidential Innovation Fellow Robert L. Read will speak on agile in large legacy environments on June 12, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m., in Sacramento.
Legacy government systems can be modernized if the work is broken into isolated chunks and then financed using an agile share-in-savings model.
Should developers be involved in a project from the beginning, producing working software from the get-go for users to test? Or should projects begin with a discovery phase in which designers work with users to interpret needs before developers start?
Raphy Villas of 18F and John Felleman of GSA discuss how they used agile methods to produce a tool that worked for users by iterating frequently and listening to feedback.
Project managers in government can learn the basics of agile in just a few weeks using our free online course, which is introduced in this webinar along with tips from the course creators.
Agile methods can appear risky to government managers, but in reality Agile reduces risk and opens great opportunities for serving the public more efficiently.
Join our live discussion and ask questions as our panelists share how Agile-thinking practitioners are working to make compliance and security a smooth and successful part of the Agile process.
Thought-provoking discussion of human-centered design, with panelists Jesse Taggert of 18F and Jason Stoner of MetroStar Systems.