Agile Gov Playbook: Dissecting the New White House TechFAR Handbook

The White House recently created a new Government Digital Services group to deliver “customer-focused government through smarter IT.” As part of this announcement the Office of Management and Budget released the “Digital Services Playbook” and an accompanying “TechFAR Handbook for Procuring Digital Services Using Agile Processes” to make it easier for agencies to procure and implement agile.


In this session, we’ll review the TechFAR handbook objectives, key components and recommendations for getting agile adopted in your agency.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Brief History of Government Agile Directives
  2. Agile Acquisition Best Practices
  3. Contract Vehicles and Use of Existing IT Contracts
  4. Pricing Considerations
  5. Use of Competition
  6. Contract Administration
  7. Sample Language for Government Contracts for Agile Software Development Services

Learning Outcome

Government IT teams and managers, will understand the objectives behind the new TechFAR Handbook and practical implementation techniques for procuring and implementing agile within federal government agencies.

Target Audience

Agile practitioners , Government IT managers and executives, Government procurement officers, Government IT contractors

schedule Submitted 5 years ago

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      30 Mins
      Talk
      Intermediate

      The White House recently created a new Government Digital Services group to deliver “customer-focused government through smarter IT.” As part of this announcement the Office of Management and Budget released the “Digital Services Playbook” and an accompanying “TechFAR Handbook for Procuring Digital Services Using Agile Processes” to make it easier for agencies to procure and implement agile.


      In this session, we’ll review the TechFAR handbook objectives, key components and recommendations for getting agile adopted in your agency.