Scott makes some good points and has great references, I consider it part 1.75, we will get to part two. Problem is requirements keep changing. Maybe I should be more agile?
Send me your thoughts on the concept of using Agile in govement.
Here is a glimps of what we are doing at GLS: http://glsystems.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/greenline-systems-inc-helping-governments-use-agile-development/
Here are a few good reads:
1. Agile development is a key feature of the Office of Management and Budget’s 25-point plan for improving IT management calls out “modular development”. Here is an excerpt from the paper:
The following practices will help achieve the promises of modular development:
- Ensuring each module aligns with overall program and business objectives and has clear quantitative and qualitative outcome measures for success
- Awarding contracts that incorporate clear business objectives and performance outcomes, a vision for future state architecture, and parameters for iterative design and development
- Delivering new working functionality to users at least every 12 months, with no more than 3 months dedicated to creating detailed system specifications
- Regularly capturing and incorporating user feedback through an iterative process that assesses…
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