My Government Agency Is Unique...Just Like All The Other Agencies

schedule Sep 23rd 01:00 - 01:45 PM place Auditorium people 2 Interested

Many people have implemented successful agile transformations in a federal agency on a project or program, some even converting entire agencies. Then they tried to take that method and apply it to another program or agency - and failed. What went wrong? Most government agencies are roughly the same size as a company, Departments are collections of companies, and the entire federal government is massive at a scale beyond most enterprise changes. Just like companies, each agency has unique cultural differences and technical proficiencies. But there are overall federal practices and ideas that can help with an agile transformation.
Are the governance practices from USCIS adoptable in other agencies? Can the leadership champion at FBI Sentinel be duplicated? Is the recovery from healthcare.gov something that should be emulated on other programs?
Based on discussions with many federal employees and a few contractors working in various agencies, including Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Treasury, Transportation, the Intelligence Community and others, this talk will dissect and analyze anecdotes and stories across various federal agencies with advice on what seems to work universally, what seem to be anti-patterns, and what is very agency specific.
We looked across several vital areas for agile adoption and transformation: technical practices, leadership engagement, governance, procurement, and mindset. For each area, we will summarize, with specific examples from federal agencies, practices that have worked across multiple agencies, practices that have seen success in one or two agencies, and practices that have not been successful at any agency in promoting change.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

This is a smaller slide based presentation that is designed to be an open and honest conversation with those in the Government space. We encourage questions and enjoy audience participation!

Learning Outcome

You will walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of the unique challenges in the Government agility transformation. We aim to provide do's, don't, and major take-aways that dispel the 'But my Agency is Unique!' mentality.

Target Audience

Agilists in the Government space

Prerequisites for Attendees

Bring in your questions and find answers behind the Agile transformation across the government.

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