How Agile is leading the Digital Government Revolution

Governments have typically been slow in adopting Agile principles. In 2014, the launch of the healthcare.gov product was generally considered a failure. At the same time, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a report recommending governments to implement Digital Government Strategies to bring them closer to citizens and businesses. Since then, the flurry of activities around Digital Government has accelerated and led to some very interesting organizations and initiatives such as:

Agile methodologies - combined with user-centred design principles - are often at the heart of these Digital Government initiatives.  The timing has never been better to help governments accelerate the implementation of Agile principles, user-centred design and outcomes management to deliver better value quicker to citizens.

Through this session, attendees will:

  • Better understand governmental constraints and why governments have typically been slow adopters of Agile principles
  • Learn about recent worldwide Digital Government trends and initiatives
  • Review approaches as to how agile methodologies can be applied in the context of existing Government of Canada IT project management frameworks
  • Discuss examples of Government Agile projects and products that have delivered better value quicker to citizens
 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

Through this session, attendees will:

  • Better understand governmental constraints and why governments have typically been slow adopters of Agile principles
  • Learn about recent Digital Government trends and initiatives
  • Discuss examples of Government Agile projects and products that have delivered better value quicker to citizens

Learning Outcome

Through this session, attendees will:

  • Better understand governmental constraints and why governments have typically been slow adopters of Agile principles
  • Learn about recent Digital Government trends and initiatives
  • Discuss examples of Government Agile projects and products that have delivered better value quicker to citizens

Target Audience

Anyone interested in learning how Agile is changing the delivery of government services

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