Agile DC 2014 Presentation: U.S. Digital Services Playbook and TechFAR Primer

Earlier this week, I gave a primer on the new U.S. Digital Services Playbook and TechFAR at the Agile DC conference. The presentation was titled, Agile Gov Playbook: Dissecting the New White House TechFAR Handbook.

In this presentation I reviewed the history of Agile procurement, the relevant Digital Services Playbook “plays,” the TechFAR handbook objectives, key components and recommendations for getting agile adopted in federal agencies.

The talk served mainly as an introduction the massive changes occurring in federal procurement, and how these two documents are making it much easier for agencies to buy and implement Agile throughout the entire government.

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About the Author:

Aaron co-founded CivicActions in 2004. In his role as Chief Experience Officer, he is responsible for company culture, team-wide professional development, talent acquisition, company retreats and marketing. Aaron also serves in a business development capacity, advising clients on digital strategy, agile software development, and mindful leadership.

Aaron brings more than 15 years of information technology, open source software and consulting industry experience to managing the firm and advising clients.

Prior to CivicActions, Aaron facilitated leadership and communication seminars, creating extraordinary opportunities for men and women to deepen relationships, accomplish personal goals, and realize their authentic passions. He brings this experience to the unique aspects of generating a healthy organizational culture within a distributed team.

Aaron currently sits on the Board of Directors for Alegria Partners, a sustainable business consulting firm, and the Board of Advisors for MaestroConference and NWBCK (The New Black).

He has presented at numerous conferences on a diverse range of interests and passions including agile procurement, organizational culture, team building, content and digital strategy, open source software, mindfulness and living authentically.

Aaron lives in Oakland, CA with his wife Nikki and their two daughters. In addition to his family, Aaron is passionate about photography, snowboarding, Circling, electronic music, and building community.