“One mission One Team” – Fostering Collaboration in Complex Federal Environments

location_city Washington DC schedule Oct 24th 11:00 - 11:45 AM EDT place Ballroom C

In the Federal space, it is often a mix of government staff, multiple contractors and subcontractors making up an Agile projects and teams. While collaboration is a key pillar of an Agile mindset, it can be a challenge to build a collaborative environment in such a multi-entity environment. This talk will cover several case studies and will present:

  • How we successfully trained many teams of blended entities through a robust learning roadmap that covered everyone regardless of employer
  • How we worked to establish a ‘one team’ mindset through team building workshops and collaboration exercises
  • How we worked to establish cross functional collaborative teams, team norms, etc in a multi-contractor environment.
  • Successes, failures and lessons learned

Outline/Structure of the Talk

2 min – Introduction

5 min – Background on approach to establishing collaborative environments and building strong teams of multiple entities.

10 min – Case study #1 – examples of effective environments/teams from past projects

10 min – Case Study #2 – examples of an ineffective environments/teams from past projects

10 min – Lessons learned

5 min – Summary

3 min – Time for questions

Learning Outcome


Understand some of the barriers to traditional agile approaches that exist in blended environments

Discover ideas  to improve teamwork with a blended contractor and government workforce.

Target Audience

Government, contractors, agile teams

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