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Washington Techies Hold Retrospective on Healthcare.gov

Washington Techies Hold Retrospective on Healthcare.gov

Last night, I attended the Washington DC Scrum User Group’s monthly meeting, where a group of 25 technology professionals talked about the Healthcare.gov crisis. There’s been a lot of debate in traditional media as to why the website project incurred so many issues. The group discovered four common themes… No One in Charge: The congressional … Continue reading »

More Agile momentum in DOD

More Agile momentum in DOD

This week marked the latest annual Agile in Defense conference, in the outskirts of Washington DC. There were about 100 attendees, and strong support form the agile community. As with any conference, the real value was the conversations that happen between the talks, but the talks themselves are also worth mentioning… Warnings From the Past … Continue reading »

Defense Procurement Goes Agile

In its September meeting, the DC chapter of Agile Project Leadership Network hosted a presentation called “IT Acquisition Centered on Agile Processes”. It’s a rather boring name for what was a really exhilerating talk about Agile momentum in the most waterfall of worlds: defense procurement. The presenter was Don Johnson, who works for the office … Continue reading »

Experts Discuss Agile Government

This past Thursday, the Washington DC chapter of the Agile Project Leadership Network conducted its monthly meeting. The chapter hosted a roundtable on Agile in the Government, and featured the following panelists: Dr. David Rico, PMP of Boeing Nathan Carpenter of Pyxis Engineering Richard Cheng, PMP CSP of Excella Consulting Thad Scheer of Sphere of … Continue reading »