Agile2015 Presentation: Agile White House: How the TechFAR & Digital Services Playbook are Transforming Government

Video of my “Agile White House: How the TechFAR & Digital Services Playbook are Transforming Government” presentation from Agile2015 is now available.

Session description


The White House recently launched the United States Digital Service to deliver “customer-focused government through smarter IT.” As part of this announcement the Office of Management and Budget released the Digital Services Playbook and an accompanying TechFAR Handbook “for procuring digital services using Agile Processes,” making it easier for government agencies to buy and implement Agile.
In this session, participants will understand the history, intentions and key components of these documents, and have a deeper understanding on how to bringing Agile into government agencies.

Learning Outcomes

  • A history of government Agile directives
  • Understanding the objectives behind the new TechFAR Handbook & Digital Services Playbook
  • Practical implementation techniques for procuring and implementing Agile within federal government agencies
2017-03-31T06:19:57+00:00 Categories: Agile, Events, Government|

About the Author:

Aaron co-founded CivicActions in 2004. In his role as Chief Experience Officer (CXO), he is responsible for company culture, talent acquisition, professional development and marketing.

In 2016, Aaron served at the United States Digital Service (USDS) helping improve the way the federal government procures digital services through culture change, policy reform, and strategic planning.

He brings more than 20 years of information technology, free and 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.

He has presented at numerous conferences on a diverse range of interests and passions including federal procurement, organizational culture, digital strategy, free and open source software and mindfulness.

Aaron lives between Oakland, CA, Washington D.C. and San Mateo, Costa Rica, with his wife Nikki and their two daughters. He is passionate about photography, pugilism, snowboarding, podcasts, and fostering community.