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FCW : May 30, 2016
Last month, the IBM Center for the Business of Government partnered with Ethos Strategic Consulting to convene a roundtable discussion about the use of agile practices to improve program management and outcomes. The session brought together thought leaders from government and industry to address how best to further the adoption of agile approaches across government, focusing on the key areas of leadership and change management, transparency and stakeholder engage- ment, and procurement and results. Participants shared challenges, successes and best practices for continuing to drive the adoption of agile management practices in government. Key findings and recommendations from that discussion are summarized below. Leadership and change management • In order to successfully run programs using an agile approach, leaders must set a clear vision, empower team mem- bers, stay engaged and remove any obstacles that arise. • For some organizations, shifting from a more linear approach to an interactive/agile approach to developing and delivering programs might represent a significant change in policy, culture, roles, responsibilities and possibly even program oversight. As with any change effort, leaders should not underestimate the need to acknowledge and explain the change underway. • Although agile delivery is based on May 30, 2016 FCW.COM 17
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