Posts Tagged: agile

All Politics Are Local, Does That Apply To Email Too? – Plus Your Weekend Reads!

The phrase, “All politics is local” is a common phrase in politics, coined by former Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O’Neill. The message is simple, a politician’s success is directly tied to his ability to understand and influence the issues of his constituents. The same is true for email. You have to target yourRead… Read more »

Achieving Success with Agile Delivery

This article was originally posted by Dan Chenok on the IBM Center for the Business of Government blog. The Center has released a new guide on how Federal agencies can leverage Agile development methods to achieve success. Many complex IT programs are encumbered by requirements that continually change over lengthy timeframes. The results are oftenRead… Read more »

DorobekINSIDER Live: Top Innovations of 2013: Looking Back, Looking Forward

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We’re LIVE! It’s the 11th time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared. 2013 may goRead… Read more »

Agile and Acquisition – The Match.com of Contracting?

“If you could fix hiring and buying in the federal government, you would fix 90% of it’s problems,” said Bryan Sivak. Sivak is the Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. One of the ways the Coast Guard is trying to solve half of that equation is by using more agileRead… Read more »

What Kids Can Teach Us About Work – NextGen’s Jeff Freeland Nelson

Solving problems takes creativity, especially in an era of diminished resources and evaporating budgets. One of the most creative people you have ever met is you – a few decades ago. Thinking like a kid can spur innovation, uncover unexpected solutions and make the most mundane work fun. “Kids are the most constructive and destructiveRead… Read more »

Congress.Gov take School House Rock to the Next Level

“I’m just a bill. Yes, I’m only a bill. And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill. Well, it’s a long, long journey to the capital city. It’s a long, long wait, while I’m sitting in committee. But I know I’ll be a law someday. At least I hope and pray that I will. But todayRead… Read more »

How DOD Evolved Its Leadership Model, Agility with General Stanley McChrystal – Plus Your Weekend Reads

In order to be a great leader you have to be agile and open. Those are two things that don’t lend themselves naturally to the Defense Department. The DoD is known for it’s hierarchical culture, but that is changing, because the nature of war is changing. Now the DOD is facing opponents without borders orRead… Read more »

Invite Failure – What the Innovative Agencies Are Doing Right

In order for an agency to be innovative you have to empower your employees and leave room for failure. So which agencies are doing that effectively? Dan Helfrich is a Principal at Deloitte Consulting. The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte’s new Best Places to Work in the Federal Government analysis found that the vastRead… Read more »

Change the Game Once . . . Then Wash, Rinse and Repeat

Realize the Value (& Advance the Mission) – Agilex’ Weekly Blog on Hot Topics in Government IT In my last blog – It’s Not Email, It’s Your Mission – I talked about the importance of mission-focused applications and how they can change the way federal agencies do business through cost savings, empowering field workers, creatingRead… Read more »