TAS'mania! Successes (and failures) TSA Agile Services

TSA Agile Services (TAS) began on January 4th, 2017 after extensive collaboration with contracting officials, various bids, and the Agile community.  Come hear the aspects that have enabled successful delivery within a government agency.  Also - because transparency is a large key to our success - we will cover the failures we have experienced and the struggles we are still working on.  Lastly - it is important for contractors and government to work closely together - this presentation will be co-presented by two Agile Coaches: one is a federal employee and the other a contractor.

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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Intro
    1. I'm a mac, I'm a PC - what we each contribute today
    2. Dave's background before TAS
    3. Yogita's Background before TAS
    4. the 2 foot rule
  2. Structure - just 'safe' enough
    1. I'm a mac, I'm a PC - who we each support
    2. types of teams on TAS
    3. types of teams supporting TAS
  3. The players
    1. I'm a mac, I'm a PC - what we do at work
    2. GPM role on TAS
    3. PO role on TAS
  4. Lots and lots of meetings
    1. I'm a mac, I'm a PC - when we facilitate, when we 'show up'
    2. Sprint Reviews
    3. SoS... wasn't always with 'chickens'
  5. Getting better all the time
    1. I'm a mac, I'm a PC - we identify problems together
    2. Increasing CRM support to TAS
    3. classroom training
    4. in a meeting training

Learning Outcome

  • appreciation of what worked at TAS
  • understanding of why TAS is successful
  • understanding of how to repeat TAS success

Target Audience

Agile enthusiasts with experience and interest in Agile in Government - especially Government Product Owners and Managers;


Appreciation for dealing with Agile on an enterprise level.

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