Technical Director for Veteran programs at CSRA Michael Peter sits down with Agile Amped to share the successes and challenges of implementing Agile approaches including Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Within the first year, the project was able to establish Agile teams that continuously and consistently delivered on commitments and deployed working code. Over time and with a deeper understanding of the the VA enterprise, they discovered that what they were being asked to build wouldn’t likely return the best value to the Veteran and the VA. This helped them improve processes to identify value, so that their users–who are frequently veterans returning from a tour of duty, perhaps with life-altering injuries–could get the most value out of the VA’s products. However, there is still much work to be done.
SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts at Keep Austin Agile 2016.