The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new Agile Assessment Guide. In the U.S. spending on Government Digital and ICT is up towards $90b. The GAO sight that in prior Digital/IT audits:
“we have reported that federal agencies faced challenges with these investments and all too frequently these projects have incurred cost overruns and schedule slippages while contributing little to mission-related outcomes”.
“The federal government spends billions of dollars each year on major IT investments. While the executive branch has undertaken numerous initiatives to help agencies better manage their IT investments, these programs frequently fail or incur cost overruns and schedule slippages while contributing little to mission-related outcomes. Agile, a framework for developing working software in short increments, has been adopted by many federal agencies. It emphasizes early and continuous software delivery and is defined by values and principles that can be realized through a set of common practices. The Agile Assessment Guide is intended to address generally accepted best practices for Agile adoption, execution, and control.”