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Agile and Government: The Perfect Storm

This post is from Agile Development Blog: Scaling Software Agility by kbeers@rallydev.com. Click here to see the original post in full.


Is your organization operating at the level of efficiency necessary to do more with less?


At the recent "Innovation for Government Effectiveness” forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Jan 24, 2013), federal leaders discussed how commercial business models can serve as a template for agency leaders in search of solutions.


Agile development is being used more and more for government IT projects, as was recently highlighted in this Computerworld article. The combination of budget cuts, an uncertain project planning environment, and a powerful need for flexibility is proving to be a driver for agile success in government.


The article even captures the enthusiasm for agile from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ CIO, Roger Baker, who said,  “We are huge fans of agile,...

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