Everyday federal agencies and federal contractors are facing a constant challenge on how to better manage the delivery and timeliness of IT projects?
One thing now comes in mind that federal government can now turn full focus and drive towards adopting agile principles for IT projects. Now for more than 15 years, industry has proven agile practices significantly increase the overall success rate of software development programs.
To bring the best agile practices from the vast but scattered agile knowledge base to federal agencies and partners, under one roof, gave the birth to fed-agile.com.
Adoption in the Federal Government is always more challenging due to:
- process heavy governance;
- investment in existing legacy life cycle frameworks;
- non agile procurement vehicles;
- and the need to do contracting on long term basis with pre-defined set of outcomes.
Agile is suppose to improve productivity overtime with increased velocity, once team picks up momentum, which in-turn is not easily sit well with years worth of deliverable(s) defined at early stage of a 5 or 10 year term contract.
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Agile management or agile project management is an iterative and incremental method of managing the design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. (Source: Wikipedia)