The FBI’s Sentinel project is a recently completed case study of the potential of Lean/Agile methodologies for managing government projects.
“so fraught with miscommunication, incompetence and failed oversight that the entire debacle would have been a shoo-in for the most flagrant waste of taxpayer dollars since, well, ever”
They were over-running and close to killing the project when they got radical.
They dropped the number of project staff from 125 to 55 and brought in private-sector consultants to implement scrum using 2-week sprints.
21 sprints and 670 user stories later, this likely failure has been declared a success.
In two of five lessons learned, Agile both gets things done and costs less.
What are your thoughts, and are you using Agile methodologies in your workplace?