A mantra to become a successful Agile team at a Federal Agency!
If Agile can work in federal agencies, believe it when I say it can work in any organization on the planet. Agile adoption has spread into various federal agencies. Small and large federal agencies now understand the need for an Agile mindset and are adopting Agile to make decisions quickly and expediting the development, requirements, and project management process to become a daily norm.
Federal agencies came late to the Agile and DevOps party. Perhaps that was a good thing, since in retrospect they now have tons of lessons learned and best practices from private industries to do Agile the right way. Lately, some federal agencies have stepped up the game by transitioning from Agile adoption to scaling Agile.
In this session, I will share the journey of one such Agile team at a large federal agency, which had its share of successes and challenges while implementing DevOps, and how this team is driving change in the agency that is inundated with silos.
Federal agencies are unique in the way they’re siloed, which creates issues around ownership. There is also an issue for IT leaders of gaining the trust of the agency leadership and those on the business side. The goal of this session is to share our lessons learned, with hope that it sparks other teams to embark on their successful journey. Federal agencies should be able to replicate this success, and ensure that the organizational process can constantly produce high-performing teams, while not relying on any one individual.
Outline/structure of the Session
- Agile at Federal Agency - How is it different?
- Digital Playbook and why is it important?
- Share a story of one successful Agile team - What made them stand out?
- Share stories of their failures along the way
- Agile failure techniques, role-playing, pre-mortem, post-mortem etc.
Take away understanding of how Agile team face unique challenges while working in Federal Agencies and what successful teams do differently!
Agile Enthusiast, Change Agents, Federal Agencies
Open mind and Questions..
schedule Submitted 6 months ago
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