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Agile in Government and Large Organizations

Agile in Government and Large Organizations

and How They Are Adapting to their Built-In Constraints Against Agile

( This is a reference sparked from the meeting at DoD Contractor SABRE on

May 2 2018 with Brian Campo http://www.agilephilly.com/events/agile-for-government

And from our meetings the prior two months of Spring 2018, David Hughes on Accepted Value Costing ( which is an Aggregate Costing model) . . . developed after hearing Mike Harris of Premios in February speak on Fixed Price Agile Contracts - and from some prior thoughts he had going back to 2015.

Links about AVC and David Hughes: http://www.agilephilly.com/forum/topics/accepted-value-costing#comments

March 2018 meeting with David Hughes: http://www.agilephilly.com/events/why-finance-departments-cling-to-project-accounting

Feb 2018 meeting with Mike Harris: http://www.agilephilly.com/events/feb-20-2018

Related Industries with heavy usage of Requirements, Budget-Plans, Acquisition-Services or Documentation Needs are:

  • Government Agencies
  • Department of Defense
  • Big Pharma
  • Insurance, Banks, Financials
  • Service companies like Comcast

  • Online Groups

Agile Governmenthttps://www.agilegovleaders.org/chapters

  • References

Paul Eisenberg recommends the following report issued by the Defense Technical Information Center in February of 2018.

The report specifically compared Agile and document-driven approaches in managing uncertainty in software development, finding companies that use Agile methods are more customer-centric and flexible than document-driven ones, and companies that use Agile methods seem to have a more satisfactory relationship with the customer.

Design and Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems - Feb 2018

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1048883.pdf

Design and Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems

The Task Force has made seven recommendations on how to improve software acquisition in defense systems. A base recommendation underlying all others is to emphasize the importance of the software factory and to incorporate the software factory as a key evaluation criterion in the source selection process. Next, the Department of Defense (DoD) and its defense industrial base partners need to adopt continuous iterative development http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD1048883


Medium.com was mentioned by Marc Gravez as a good resource, and sure enough, Melinda Burgess has a post there. https://medium.com/agile-government-leadership

Video from the UK http://www.scrumexpert.com/videos/agile-in-the-public-sector

  • Events

Educational event in May 2018 presented by the P.M.I.

https://www.pmiwdc.org/2018/05/educational-seminars or

https://www.agilegovleaders.org/event/agile-government-contracting-expert-guidance-legally-applying-agile-contracting-practices

If you have links to other websites, place them in the Comments section with some context - and we will add them to this page.

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