Sunday, November 28, 2010

Industry recommends Agile to Federal government

 I recently read an article that referenced a very interesting report.  The article “Federal Information Technology Reform Urged” discussed a report by TechAmerica.  The article states:

The TechAmerica-backed report, "Government Technology Opportunity in the 21st Century," put together by a 31-member commission largely composed of federal IT industry execs and drawn from interviews with and collection of feedback from 105 IT industry execs, government officials and members of academia finds federal IT lagging and in need of reform.

The interesting item is the report itself, which talks about the gap between IT in the Federal space versus industry.  One key message from the report is a push for Agile/Incremental Development.   Section 2.2 - Promote Agile/Incremental Development is an interesting read.  It talks about the need for Agile and implementation ideas for OMB, Agencies, and working with industry (click on image below for a sample).

Section 3 of the report lays out an implementation plan that looks to promote Agile in early 2011 (click on image below).  The report is a pretty quick read and can be found here .