UK Environment Agency official says government should ‘fund teams, not projects’

According to UK AuthorityUK Environment Agency, a delivery manager in the UK Environment Agency proposes that government should focus on hiring teams to accomplish agile work rather than funding for specific projects. This would reduce reliance on outside contractors.

From the article:

Among his criticisms of the project based funding model is that it assumes nothing will change and is often disrupted when it is necessary to look again at the scope – one of the realities of real world problems interfering with plans and budgets – and that it rarely takes into account the costs of starting a new team.

He also suggests that approvals boards, who decide on the direction a service takes, are not always the best people to do so because they rarely have time to understand a project’s details. This can undermine the effort to move to agile ways of working, which needs to be responsive to change.

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2017-10-10T08:26:52-08:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Agile government, United Kingdom|Tags: |

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