Everything is about the user, because in the case of city government, the user is our neighbor.
— Aaron Ogle, Director of Civic Technology, City of Philadelphia
Do it yourself
- How to: Write a RFP that allows for iterative development. If you are contracting out your development work, find out how to structure your Request for Proposal to allow for iterative development.
- Tool: Github, an open source code platform. Use Github to work in the open, track issues, catalog features and bugs, and keep track of versions.
- Read: Towards a More Agile Government. Open Source evangelist Ben Balter makes a case for rebooting federal IT procurement.
- Handbook: Agile Government. The Agile Government Leadership Project developed this handbook to help governments learn and adopt Agile development practices.
- Service Manual: Agile Development at Gov.UK. Gov.UK's Government Service Design Manual lays out what agile is, why it works and how to do it.
- How to: Open Source in Government. Open Source evangelist Ben Balter curates a collaborative resource for government employees looking to participate in the open source community.
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