Posts Tagged: agile

Track Your Performance to Understand What Your Consumers Need – Part 1

Back in July, my first post as a Featured Blogger talked to how you can get more money for your program and have more early success just by releasing sooner. And while that is certainly half of the equation, the reality is you need to be releasing content that folks care about. I think thisRead… Read more »

How to Know If You’re Really Lean and Agile

There’s plenty of buzz about government and its contractors being lean and agile. But how should agencies be thinking about these approaches, and how can they practically apply them to government? Greg Godbout, Chief Technology Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency offered this advice to agencies: “Agile is not what a software development team does.Read… Read more »

Zero to ‘Secure’ in 60 Seconds: 3 Tips for Using Agile Security to Create a Security Posture

You’re hired…. Now ‘do’ security! That’s a common challenge to information security professionals hired into an organization that previously had not staffed security positions.  Daily breach headlines, and evolving threats, can make the pursuit of a security program the equivalent of a game of ‘Whack-a-Mole’.  After spending a few years in the security consulting arenaRead… Read more »

Agile: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

According to Project Managers and Agile experts from the U. S. Census Bureau, “Agile is the best thing since sliced”… literally. The “Deeper Dive: Project Management Tips and Concepts” session at this year’s NextGenGov Summit kicked off by asking attendees what they would prefer to buy: a loaf of bread where they had to buyRead… Read more »

Enabling Agile Project Management at DoD

To support that constant evolution of JIE and other projects, DoD’s project management strategies must become more adaptive. Some defense leaders have already realized this and included a mandate for that dexterity in the 2010 Defense Authorization Act. The act states, “The Secretary of Defense shall develop and implement a new acquisition process for information technologyRead… Read more »

Case Study: Implementing DevOps at US Courts

This blog post is an excerpt from our recent industry perspective, Accelerating Your DevOps Journey in the Public Sector. To read the full thing, head here. To learn a little bit more about how DevOps is being implemented on the ground in the public sector, we sat down with Peter Chin, Application Development and ArchitectureRead… Read more »

The Current State of Government Project Management

This post is an excerpt from our recent guide, Agile, DevOps & More: How to Succeed at Government Project Management. To download the guide for free, head here. To get a sense of project management in government today, GovLoop surveyed 374 public-sector professionals. We asked them about their challenges, best practices and No. 1 tips forRead… Read more »

What Agile Means for Government

This post is an excerpt from our recent guide, Agile, DevOps & More: How to Succeed at Government Project Management. To download the guide for free, head here. To learn more about Agile, we spoke with Elizabeth Raley, a board member of Agile Government Leadership, which is an organization that helps bring applied Agile practices toRead… Read more »