Jason Bloomberg, a leading industry analyst who writes for Wired and Forbes, and who has interviewed us in the past, (see The Battle of the Agile Curmudgeons? Forbes on SAFe) has been covering a subject to which we’re all paying very close attention: Agile in Government.
He recently wrote about advancements made with Agile approaches in one of the most problem-plagued agencies , the VA Administration. But this is as part of a much larger story, which is how scaled Agile is fast becoming a common approach across the entire US federal government. We are now seeing SAFe used in multiple agencies (Commerce, Justice, DHS, NGA, Navy, NASA, and a few more that we are aware of; not sure if it is in play at the VA). At least one or two case studies are in progress for eventual publication here.
This article is a good read for anyone involved with the Fed space, especially when it comes to understanding the political and bureaucratic wranglings that play into the government’s big technology decisions.