CivicActions was featured on Nov 17, 2014 of Government Technology where Bill Haight and Elizabeth Raley discussed agile and waterfall methodologies, relationships in government, and the Agile Government Leadership.
“The biggest barrier to agile in the public sector is that government agency contracting offices want to know everything that will get created for a specific amount of money, said Elizabeth Raley, an agile project manager and certified scrum master for CivicActions, a San Francisco professional services firm that works with government agencies. Raley said her firm has only worked in the government space for a few years. One recent project involved Web development for the San Francisco Human Services Agency’s EatFresh program. “From what I have seen, it comes down to the relationship between people who want work done and people in the contracting office,” she said. “When there is a respectful relationship and you can explain why agile makes sense, change can happen.”