Case Study – How Agile is leading the Digital Government Revolution (Intermediate)

Governments have typically been slow in adopting Agile principles. In 2014, the launch of the healthcare.gov product was generally considered a failure. At the same time, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a report recommending governments to implement Digital Government Strategies to bring them closer to citizens and businesses. Since then, the flurry of activities around Digital Government has accelerated and led to some very interesting organizations and initiatives such as:

Agile methodologies – combined with user-centred design principles – are often at the heart of these Digital Government initiatives.  The timing has never been better to help governments accelerate the implementation of Agile principles, user-centred design and outcomes management to deliver better value quicker to citizens.

Through this session, attendees will:

  • Better understand governmental constraints and why governments have typically been slow adopters of Agile principles
  • Learn about recent worldwide Digital Government trends and initiatives
  • Review approaches as to how agile methodologies can be applied in the context of existing Government of Canada IT project management frameworks
  • Discuss examples of Government Agile projects and products that have delivered better value quicker to citizens

The session will be co-presented with Ryan Androsoff. Ryan is an international expert on digital government and a passionate advocate for the increased and effective use of social media, collaborative technologies, and open data in the public sector.

02 Agile in Government
Location: Room 201 - Scrum Alliance Date: November 21, 2016 Time: 9:45 am - 10:30 am Anthony Sheehan Anthony P. Sheehan ryan-androsoff Ryan Androsoff