A Leaner PMO in The Federal Government
Can a federal agency’s PMO support Agile teams that are focused on delivering working software frequently? What about all the needed documentation, reviews, and sign-offs from a myriad of groups including systems engineering, privacy, PRA and cyber security? In this session we’ll look at a federal agency’s PMO processes and the concept of minimum viable bureaucracy. We’ll explore the roles and relationship between the PMO, PM, Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and team. We’ll see how projects get initiated and the decision criteria needed to start or defer a project. We’ll walk through a lightweight gate review process and the activities and deliverables of each phase. We’ll also see how gate reviews can co-exists with a continuous delivery pipeline. We’ll share lessons learned and take a look at the challenges ahead. Come to this session to see how a lean PMO is operating in a Federal Agency.
Agile Within the Context of: Industry Standards, Management Frameworks, and Federal Laws/GuidanceEdward Merrill
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What is Agile? What is happening to it? What’s the point of Agile? Are we headed down the “red tape” road? Or will we keep Agile’s simplicity it was born with?
What is Agile? Simply stated, Agile was developed to simplify approaches to software development.
What is happening to Agile? Over the past 14 years, it has become entrenched in commercial software development in its streamlined form – effecting fewer issues and quickening turn-around time. However, the Federal government is now adopting Agile; nearly eradicating Agile’s efficient form with complicated and unnecessary circulars, memoranda, rules, and publications.
Have we institutionalized agile? Some say it has lost the essence of its original principles. Others say it has matured. There are dozens of agile methodologies, certifications, and tool sets available now which were not around in 2001. But in the Federal environment, it is bogged down and complicated by numerous rules.
Are we heading toward heavy-duty bureaucracy? Can we keep Agile’s simplicity? Or will we be led down the path of complication – destroying Agile’s efficiency and effectiveness?
In this session, we will look at the origins, essence, and applicability of all this “guidance.” We will explore the difference between commercial and Federal sector use of agile. We may even peek at the future of agile.