Virtual Roundtable Discussion: "Realizing agility with discipline: Addressing the needs of agile adoption in a government environment"
You are invited to participate in a virtual roundtable on Agility in Government. This is a follow on discussion to IBM's webcast on "Realizing agility with discipline: Addressing the needs of agile adoption in a government."
Many agencies are adopting, or want to adopt Agile practices to drive faster delivery, higher quality, and improved collaboration. Government agencies spend billions per year on IT investment and often projects run over budget, over time, out of scope and do not deliver the required outcomes. An iterative and incremental approach to software delivery allows for a more collaborative and constant evolution of requirements, informing team direction and driving refinements more frequently and earlier in the development process, ensuring relevant and timely delivery of critical software. Despite the benefits, agencies have adoption challenges that are unique to the government environment especially the changes in culture that are needed to become truly agile.
This virtual discussion is a forum where the ecosystem of players that make up the Government community can come together and explore the ins, outs,
ups, and downs of adopting Agile in Government. We have a number of agile subject matter experts invited to the table and this is your
opportunity to ask questions, share your insights and participate in a worldwide conversation on this urgent need for Agile in Government.
Some of our special guest attendees, include Alan Brown, ICON ATG, Ascendant, Mike O'Rourke, Elizabeth Woodward,and more!
Some suggested topics to discuss in our roundtable include:
Name the most important things you've learned from your Agile adoption in Government
What Agile practices have you found to be the most effective for Government?
What can Government learn from the private sector about Agile and vice-versa?
How do you measure Agile success or failure, and how does it compare to Traditional approaches?
What are your top 5 challenges with Agile adoption/transformation in Government?
What are the least effective Agile practices for Government and why?
At the conclusion of this roundtable, we will run a retrospective to get your thoughts on how well this worked and find out what other Agile topics you would like to discuss in open forum with a worldwide audience of agile experts, including Customers, IBMers, Business Partners and Industry Thought Leaders.
We look forward to your participation and feedback on this innovative way to collaborate!
IBM Chief Methodologist, Agile & Lean
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Moderators for the event include: Richard Knaster; Chief Methodologist, Agile & Lean, IBM Software Group, Elizabeth Woodward; Research Software Engineer, Tamara Kulesa; GTM Manager for Government Industry
Duration: February 19, 2013 - February 26, 2013
*Virtual round-table - the use of Social collaboration software to enable participants to discuss a featured topic, roughly analogous to people to sitting around a table to discuss various topics . This enables our discussion to he held across time and space without the constraints of having people together in the same physical room at the same time!!! You can come and go as you please and participate as often as you like.
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We look forward to hearing from you,