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

CivicActions was featured in the July 30, 2015 print 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: <a href=”http://fcw.com/articles/2015/07/06/civicactions-agile.aspx”>One company shows how it is embracing agile</a>

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About the Author:

Luke grew up and worked in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for most of his life until heading west to San Francisco in 2000 to scratch his Silicon Valley itch.

In May 2009, Luke founded GovFresh, a website focused on technology in government. Called the “TechCrunch of Gov 2.0,” GovFresh has been referenced in Fast Company,MashableThe White House BlogHuffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, TechPresident, among others, and has a great list of civic accomplishments.

In 2011 Luke organized SFOpen, San Francisco’s first mayoral debate on technology and open government.

Other civic technology related initiatives he’s been part of include CityCampCivicMeet,OpenGov West and more.

During college, as managing editor and editor-in-chief of George Mason University’s student newspaper, Broadside, Luke led the paper to win its first Associated Collegiate Press honors. He received GMU’s Student Leadership Award for his work and graduated with degrees in International Relations and Government & Politics.