John_Conley started the topic Is government using low-cost software development to innovate? in the forum Agile Development 6 years, 9 months ago
I just posted a new blog on software development trends & predictions for 2013 for the federal sector.
As underscored by books like the Lean Start-up, one of the more interesting trends is how low-cost software development makes it possible to prototype new solutions more readily.
Which raises a few questions:
– Is this even a topic…[Read more]
Agilex has a weekly blog and one of our strategic focuses is on Agile Software Development so . . . Actually, this week’s issue looks at the key trends and predictions for software development in the federal sector in 2013 so hoping that you can check it…[Read more]
In a recent blog looking at emerging issues in mobility for federal agencies, I suggested that we’re shifting from work/life balance to work/life integration:
Work/Life Integration Replaces Work/Life Balance – For better or worse, changing lifestyles and demographics are blurring the line between work and leisure, creating an always on, always…[Read more]
Agilex CTO Tim Hoechst recently penned a piece for AOL Government: Ten Steps to Creating Insanely Great Mobile Apps – http://gov.aol.com/2012/09/18/ten-steps-to-creating-insanely-great-mobile-apps/
The goal was to strike a healthy balance between exploiting the technology for all it’s worth and maintaining effective control over enterprise…[Read more]
While a fair comparison, I think it’s a bit of Apples & Oranges under closer examination.
In a nutshell, FedRAMP is a process for cloud service providers to achieve government-wide certification for their security provisions. The idea being to eliminate the need for multiple agencies to run the same C & A process by making it possible to use a…[Read more]
Hi Jennifer –
A couple of thoughts:
1). MobileGov Training
We’re actually on a panel in conference in June that’s focused specifically on helping public affairs/constituent outreach professionals. Program includes several state & local case studies as well as a bunch of federal ones. You can learn more at…[Read more]
At some level, this is a depth v. breadth conversation so I probably start by segmenting your audience in terms of anticipated usage. Obviously, there are some benefits to having an all-in-one application but you’ll also find associated costs – both financial and otherwise. And if 80% of your users are focused on a single function, it may not be…[Read more]
John_Conley replied to the topic Is there definite proof that agile project management is better than traditional project management? in the forum Program and Project Management 7 years, 10 months ago
I’m wary of the word ‘definitive’ as all methodologies/philosophies are open to continuous debate and evolution (e.g., consider how little consensus we have regarding economic policy).
That said, a couple of thoughts.
I think that most practitioners would argue that both agile and waterfall have particular strengths – agile is better at responding…[Read more]
John_Conley replied to the topic What would you put in a Bring Your Own Device Strategy? in the forum Technology 7 years, 10 months ago
When integrating private devices with government systems, agencies often incur potential liability for how the devices are used. As such, federal agencies need to put in place the policies and technologies needed to maintain an appropriate level of control. In terms of policy, approved usages and required controls should be spelled out with…[Read more]
It’s definitely a hot topic that a lot of people are trying to get their hands around.
As a first step, I’d try to determine which mobile government market you are targeting as each as different constituencies and decision-maker. At a 30,000 foot level, you can summarize them as follows:
- Mission Support – Leveraging mobile devices to…
Interesting numbers, especially as they seem to contradict the current competition for smartphones. It will be interesting to see how much of a surge iPhone had, what role iPad played, and how accurate this back of the envelope analysis was.
Regardless, there is no denying that the importance of the mobile Internet will only grow in 2012. One of…[Read more]
Hope that I’m not coming across as a commercial (slap my hand if that’s the case) but this event is free.
Specifically, Government Computer News and TechAmerica are hosting a Government Mobility Forum on 12/7 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC. The agenda has a number of great speakers sharing first-hand, lessons learned from their mobile…[Read more]
Excellent piece. I recommend that everyone review.
A few quibbles (“Agile projects, on the other hand, forgo formal paperwork” isn’t a universal; Also, I’d emphasize that agile tries to lockdown what’s known . . the challenge is that much isn’t fully understood at the onset) but let me review more thorougly before commenting.…[Read more]
Federal Computer Week has an interesting Point/Counterpoint discussion regarding the role that requirements documentaton plays in agile projects. Specifically, if the government’s focus on upfront requirements documentation is a hurdle to successful agile adoptoin that can’t be overcome.
Debate: Is government’s accountability obsession…[Read more]
I’ve got an okay one that I could share – hit me direct if you are interested. I’ve found that its not a cure all, but a good starting point if you invest upfront in telling your team the key elements of your story. Ultimately, its what you do on a day-to-day basis that counts (talk the talk, walk the walk).
I haven’t been but good speakers. Might want to check-out Agile DC 2011 as well. Get the sense that Agilepalooza skews towards getting started while Agile DC 2011 is more focused on P2P sharing of best practices. http://www.AgileDC.org
As Paul suggests, there isn’t a one size fits all model. Some organizations have adopted agile bottom-up as developer teams simply see it as a better way to work. In other circumstances, we’ve seen a top-down model where the organizatoin is seeking greater project transperency and operational flexibility as this can accelerate and streamline…[Read more]
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