GSA 18F Field Guide: Six core concepts to reduce risk in Federal IT projects

“Teams of technology, process and procurement experts with the Technology Transformation Service have published a 128-page guidebook outlining best practices for technology projects—federal, state or local—in an attempt to ‘de-risk’ one of the most failure-prone areas of government.”

“Last week, 18F—the internal tech consultancy housed in the General Services Administration’s TTS—in conjunction with their colleagues at 10x, released the ‘De-risking Government Technology Field Guide’ with specific advice on how agencies can use human-centered design, agile development and modular contracting to significantly lower the risk of producing a substandard or unusable product.”

“’Only 13% of large government software projects are successful,’ the guide states, citing statistics from The Standish Group analyzing projects in the U.S. and Europe valued at more than $6 million. ‘Modern software development practices reduce that risk by delivering working code every few weeks and getting feedback from end users to ensure that the product meets their needs.’”

“While much of the private sector has adopted these development practices, government has been slower to make the turn, as entrenched issues like ‘budgeting, procurement and oversight structures’ get in the way, the authors note…” Read the full article here.

Source: 18F Says 6 Core Concepts Can Reduce Risk in Federal Tech Projects – By Aaron Boyd, September 15, 2020. Nextgov.

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