Agile CAN work in Government, and here’s a great resource to get you started.
The National Audit Office across the pond just published what I think is an excellent review called “Governance for Agile Delivery.”
The stars must be aligned, because this is something we are discussing at my workplace and I posted a question yesterday: Can Government Do Agile?
If you are interested in implementing a Lean or Agile delivery method for products in your agency or company, you MUST read this report.
Part 1 gives an introduction to Agile and it’s core principles.
Part 2 addresses the need and cites some Agile Government initiatives already underway
Part 3 focuses specifically on principles for governance of Agile projects
Part 4 is probably the best of all; case studies of how 7 private-sector companies have implemented Agile governance.
Part 4 in particular is a great read, because when you’ve finished you can start to see how one implementation would suit your agency or company better than another, or start speculating about how a hybrid between two or more of the case studies described would be a potential fit for your organization.
Please read the report, it’s not that long – then come back here and let’s chat about it.