Celestine Pressley, CIO for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, discusses how her agency deployed a critical application in 5 weeks. Using an agile approach, Pressley’s team created a public-facing application to process tariff exclusion requests for U.S. companies seeking exemption from a new, high-profile, trade policy.
“By the time I got on the project, there was a 30-page waterfall requirements document ready to go, and they had three workflows. Obviously, that was not going to work with the timeline we needed,” she said during her presentation at the AGL Summit last month. The tariffs were already in place when they were directed to get started with the application. Instead, her team used the Kanban approach to rapidly deploy the project within a tight schedule and budget.
Watch her lightning talk at the AGL Summit held on Nov. 7, 2019 in Washington, D.C.