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FCW : September 30, 2013
28 September 30, 2013 FCW.COM Established software systems accounted for 69 percent of overall federal IT investments in scal 2011, according to the Government Accountability Of ce, and present the single greatest opportunity for agencies to ensure that they continu- ously deliver IT value. Working within a few guidelines, agile methods are very effective for delivering rapid and exible modi cations to established systems. However, agencies use of agile for operations and main- tenance (O&M) has been uneven and ad hoc at best. The failure of many agencies to conduct the appropriate annual operational analysis (OA) is partly to blame for their limited successes with agile methods in the management of embed- ded infrastructure. When conducted at all, OA is performed only partially or infrequently. According to GAO s 2012 report, "IT: Agencies Need to Strengthen Oversight of Billions of Dollars in Operations and Maintenance Investments," agencies often rely on a highly structured budget submission process referred to as Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) in lieu of OA. As a result, agencies do not routinely gauge the need to modify or terminate an existing investment, nor can they recommend modi cations or redesigns to forestall potential obsolescence. The following steps can help agencies achieve sustain- able transformation and tangible bene ts through an agile approach to O&M investments. BY PETER SCHMIDT steps to making more existing IT AGILE METHODOLOGY CAN HELP AGENCIES ENSURE THAT IT DOLLARS ARE WELL SPENT BY IMPROVING THE WAY THEY MAINTAIN EXISTING SYSTEMS
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