Deloitte released a playbook (by Deborah Sills and Warren Miller) and a set of articles for Government, including the potential benefits for the public sector, how to adopt agile ways of working, address key challenges/issues and other resources.
“In February 2001, 17 serious software geeks gathered at a ski resort in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Did they ski? A little. But mostly they talked about how to build software that best meets customers’ needs rather than merely conforming to written requirements. Over a three-day period, they wrote a short but influential document called “The Agile Manifesto,” and in doing so, seem to have spawned a revolution in the way that many software systems get built. Agile stressed collaboration, adaptation, and iterative reviews—useful approaches in an era of rapid change.” (p. 2)
- Provides an introduction to agile for Government, what it means and its potential benefits
- Importance to address culture gaps in agile transformation, including those around rules, language, trust, risks and contracts.
- Scaling agile, including using agile approaches on large, complex projects in Government
- Government procurement and the new mindset for procurement officials.
- Highlighting the importance of supporting the product owner/manager roles in successful agile adoption in Government
- Exploring both waterfall and agile approaches in project delivery, including through simulations
- Examining the role of the PMO in agile transformations, including the role of the Agile Management Office (AMO). Covering governance, prioritization, coordination, tracking and other topics.
- The usage and increasing adoption of agile methods within the US Federal Government agencies
- Agile in Government – A playbook from the Deloitte Center for Government Insights
- Deloitte – Agile in Government site