Federal Agile Transitions: Lessons in Endurance from the Front Line
Achieving greater agility is a goal among many federal agencies. While many federal CIOs may institute agile practices from the top down, others may promote self-organizing teams that bring about change from the bottom up. These approaches represent ends of a spectrum, any point on which agile transformation require focus on enabling team empowerment.
In the federal workspace, governance and oversight vary greatly from one agency or office to another. As such, federal leaders should seek to implement strategies that will navigate typical organizational roadblocks to agile adoption, such as a forced separation of duties, vertical authority structures, and misaligned incentives. Macro Solutions uses a tailored approach to identify organizational impediments, develop successful agile implementation strategies, and enable project teams in each unique organization.
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Some agile lessons learned from the trenches within federal agencies.
Government Contractor News (GCN) – “Getting started with an agile scrum approach” published August 2016
"Keys to Agile Success in the Federal Workspace" published April 2016
"Federal Agile Transitions: Lessons in Endurance from the Front Line" published September 2016