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.
A panel of public sector leaders with on-the-job agile experience shared their stories and practical advice to explain the cultural shifts that agile brings to government.
These tips are written specifically for someone leading a department within government, from the smallest cities and counties to large federal agencies.
Agile methods can appear risky to government managers, but in reality Agile reduces risk and opens great opportunities for serving the public more efficiently.