"5 Myths Killing Agile in Government" by Dr. Patrick McConnell

@REI Systems
45335 Vintage Park Plaza

14 Nov 23:00 - 15 Nov 01:00

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6:00 - 6:30: Pizza and Networking
6:30 - 8:00: Presentation/Workshop
8:00 - 8:30: Q&A and more Networking


"5 Myths Killing Agile in Government"


Over the last 5 years, Agile approaches have seen widespread adoption across the US Federal Government. Where real commitment is given to proven Agile frameworks and techniques, programs do see significant improvement in value delivery and speed. But, unfortunately often, ‘Agile’ nomenclature is used while perpetuating behaviors that make real improvement impossible and may actually make the lived experience worse for participants or stakeholders. And where Agile approaches fail, they add to a narrative that real methods won’t work in this environment. Many of the anti-patterns I’ve seen working as a Coach in the Public Sector are rooted in decision makers clinging to 5 myths about Agile in Government. This talk will explore these 5 myths, and some approaches for dealing with them.


Dr. McConnell serves as an Agile Coach and Trainer on efforts across CSRA’s public sector portfolio. He has coached Agile transition and improvement initiatives ranging from single teams to large, scaled programs serving missions within EPA, NASA, SSA, DHS, DOJ, DOD, the Intelligence Community, and several State governments. Dr. McConnell also directs the CSRA Agile Center of Excellence, a cross-functional organization within CSRA that supports programs in adopting Agile frameworks and practices, initiating Agile teams, and improving ongoing Agile execution in collaboration with customers across our entire public sector portfolio.

Giveaway Raffle: 

We will be giving away the latest book by famed Government Agile pioneer Mark Schwartz:


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