Accession Number:

AD1107874

Title:

Making Agile Work in Government

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA MCLEAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Standish Group has collected case information on over 90,000 IT software development projects since 1985. The most recent findings in analyzing this data shows that a large project is 10 times more likely to fail than a small project1. Agile methods can provide a powerful engine inside of an acquisition program that aligns well with the successful small project model thus drastically improving the programs chances for success. To better understand the advantages offered by Agile methods, and some of the challenges when implementing Agile in government, MITRE offers a different perspective on the Acquisition lifecycle used within the government.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Government and Political Science
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE