CivicActions at FedScoop’s 8th Annual Lowering the Cost of Gov with IT Summit

ca-feature-blog-fedscoop-it-summitCivicActions Director of Professional Services Elizabeth Raley will moderate a panel discussion at FedScoop’s Lowering the Cost of Gov with IT Summit, on August 25 in Washington, D.C.

The one-day event brings government and IT leaders together to discuss the best ways government can become more efficient and save money through the use of innovative technologies.

Elizabeth’s session will focus on the value agile brings government: continuous learning, lowered risk, user involvement, effective governance, stakeholder and team satisfaction, and increased capability.

She will also share about how Agile Government Leadership is working with agile practitioners in government to help agencies overcome the cultural and organizational challenges that agencies face in adopting agile practices.

To meet with Elizabeth and discuss ideas from the panel or talk about the work CivicActions and AGL is doing around agile, open source and government IT transformation, connect with her via email at [email protected].

2017-03-31T06:19:53+00:00 Categories: Agile, Agile Government Leadership, Events, Government|Tags: , , |

About the Author:

Melinda is a part-time writer and full-time mother who joined CivicActions in 2015 to help get all the right words into all the right places. She loves using storytelling and communication skills to highlight the value of civic tech in the lives of citizens, bringing out the heart and soul behind the initiatives and tools that make the world a better place.

Melinda brings bright enthusiasm and a passion for humanity to every assignment. Whether helping a technologist transfer a concept into laymen’s terms or crafting a resume that brings out the “shine” in a potential new hire, she is happiest when someone exclaims, “That is exactly what I was trying to say!”

In conjunction with her work at CivicActions, Melinda has served on the working group of Agile Government Leadership (AGL), a community of civic professionals promoting the use of agile methods in government. She oversees the administration, project management, and marketing of AGL and has helped it grow to over 800 members.

Prior to joining CivicActions, Melinda wrote for a variety of clients in the civic tech space, including DotGov (providing mobile apps to governments), PageFreezer (providing website and social media archiving to agencies), and Urban Interactive Studio (providing outreach and engagement tools for public processes).

Melinda is currently living in an Airstream motorhome with her partner and three young kids, adventuring around the U.S.A. and seeking out as many trees and oceans as possible. She is also unapologetically addicted to avocados, Instagram, clever science-y blogs, and craft beer.