5 Moving Trains all Trying to Merge on the Same Track

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decided to shift thier agencies current Transformation to include changing the entire development process all at one time. This included utilizing multiple contractors, shifting to a DEV/OPS structure, using a new cloud enviroment, transitioning from COTS to open source software all while introducing Agile concepts to the development team. This complete overhaul of "business as usual" was a complete culture shock to the enviroment and required close colloboration and consistent communication in order to create change and progress. As the Release Manager during this transition I will speak the lessons learned and how the team was able to progress after the introduction of so much change at one time, all while ensuring Government requirements were still met.

 
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It's no longer business as usual

Fast sudden change does not always mean bad change

People are forces of change when they are apart of the decision to change

Instilling Courage vs. Fear

 

Learning Outcome

The auidence should leave the session feeling as if they are positioned to address and resolve issues related to tackling several new processes in a large development environment at the same time.

Target Audience

Program Manager/Project Managers

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