Don't Mess with Button Bear (and other key lessons from the US Small Business Administration's Agile Transformation)
Many organizations struggle with failure and turn to Agile as a game-changer. But how do the dynamics of government magnify the challenge of Agile adoption? Through this 45-minute case study of the SBA One Certification program, the start of the US Small Business Administration's Agile journey, we'll
- Describe what triggered SBA's transition to Agile from waterfall software development
- Explain how key players from the SBA, USDS and 8(a) contractors Telesis & Enquizit led the transition to Agile
- Review the combination of tools, technologies and practices that led to the successful launch of certify.sba.gov in just seven months
- Cover how the SBA has built upon the success of certify.SBA.gov to become a leader in Agile adoption among small government agencies
In addition, co-presenters Mary O'Toole (US Department of Homeland Security), Phil Jones (Telesis) and Donald Patti (Cedar Point Consulting) will propose a framework for understanding government inaction, helping others to make radical, transformative change in government possible.
(And, of course, we'll also explain Button Bear).
Outline/structure of the Session
Through our 45-minute case study, we'll cover:
- OneTrack - The program that triggered the drive for radical change
- Why can’t we move the ball? Understanding inaction in government
- The arrival of USDS, the SBA's digital services vision and the SBA One Certification Program
- The tale of SBA One - from contract start to launch in 7 months
- Agile takes root
- Why the ball moved at the SBA
- Implications for other Agile government initiatives
1. To help others to succeed in implementing and adopting Agile in government by providing a tangible, real-life example of a successful adoption & implementation.
2. To provide a framework for understanding government inaction that can be applied to trigger significant, lasting change.
This session is geared toward government Agilists and those who are helping to build a more agile U.S. government.
Attendees need a basic understanding of Agile principles and practices, as well as an interest in Agile in government.
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