FCW: ‘One company shows how it is embracing agile’

CivicActions was featured in the July 30 issue of Federal Computer Week related to our work around the General Services Administration and 18F open request for quotation for a new federal marketplace for agile delivery services.

Excerpt

The scrum starts, and some dozen members of a team spread across the country fire off status updates, questions and a “balance score.”

It’s scheduled to take 15 minutes yet runs closer to 25, but the crew doesn’t waste a moment, diving in immediately on a second call, a retrospective look at the project that dominated everyone’s schedule for the past few weeks: a swipe at the 18F agile blanket purchasing agreement.

The team is CivicActions, and they’re convinced they’re doing agile right – as organizations from 18F to the “dinosaurs” of contracting struggle to embrace the technique.

Full post: One company shows how it is embracing agile

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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.