(2) be designed to include—(A) early and continual involvement of the user;(B) multiple, rapidly executed increments or releases of capability;(C) early, successive prototyping to support an evolutionary approach; and(D) a modular, open-systems approach.
The DoD CIO's 10 Point Plan for IT Modernization targets the most pressing, near-term challenges and presents approaches to efficiently and effectively deliver agile, secure, integrated, and responsive IT capabilities. This plan will enable the DoD to reduce costs and deliver faster, more responsive capabilities, while improving interoperability, user satisfaction, cyber security, and, ultimately, mission success. The primary goal is to enable agile, secure, efficient and effective IT for DoD.And if that doesn't convince you, here's an interesting bullet from a slide deck by the White House CIO, Steven VanRoekel on the administrations 2013 IT budget priorities:
Entrepreneurs in ResidenceThere are other government agencies that have used Scrum to great effect, I know the FBI used it to rescue their Sentinel program from a complete waterfall failure, and I’m sure there are more. Anyone else know of any?
– Introduce and cultivate innovative best practices and technologies into
– Assemble agile teams to solve problems using rapid cycle, lean engineering principles
Also, if anyone knows of anybody who wants to take the next step in their career and get trained as a Scrum Master, there are still a few seats left for my July 26-27 course in Boston.