Elizabeth Raley is participated in a panel discussion on Agile development and government at the California Technology Forum.
- August 2016, “Agile Development" FedScoop's Lowering the Cost of Government w/ IT Summit
- August 2016, “Examining California’s Agile Strategy" California Technology Forum
- 2014- Present, Monthly moderator for "AGL: LIve"
- March 2014, “EatFresh.org: An agile case study”, GLADCamp, Pasadena, CA
- March 2012, “CivicActions on Scrum”, Community Media Drupal Summit, Austin, Texas
- March 2011, “Lessons Learned from the Agile Process Applied”, Drupalcon, Chicago, IL
We're hiring at CivicActions. For the past few years we've been focused on bringing more diversity to our unique and talented company.
Last week was the first episode of AGL Live as part of Agile Government Leadership's newest offering.
The Agile Government Leadership group did a tremendous amount of research around what was needed to help government better understand and adopt Agile development practices, and the biggest "ask" was always around awareness and training.
The success of every development project hinges on a strong product owner. At CivicActions, we use a simple assessment to give potential product owners an idea of what is required of them and help assess if they can do the job.
CivicActions collaborated with federal, state and local government and private sector leaders to launch the Agile Government Leadership, a group to foster awareness, create and aggregate resources that will make it easier for those implementing agile development to access information and get support from their peers within the public sector.
On our all-hands scrum this week, we talked about some lifehacks that help us to be more mindful or help us with focus. Here are some highlights.
The rules of Scrum are simple and complete, but it's easy to stray from the plan that Scrum has so clearly laid out. Part of the role of a ScrumMaster is to teach and coach on Scrum - and make sure that the framework is being followed. It's simple [...]
The Sprint Planning Meeting is the first meeting to kick off the sprint. It is attended by the ScrumMaster, Development Team and the Product Owner, along with interested and invited stakeholders. The meeting is time boxed to 8 hours, so it's important to gather first thing, usually on a [...]
My first post in this series discussed the 3 Elements of Scrum and now I'd like to touch on why I chose Scrum. You can also read the series on how CivicActions implemented Scrum here. Scrum is a buzz word among many Drupal shops and web companies. It may be considered [...]
My last article provided an overview and explanation of the Product Owner role within the Scrum Framework. In this article I will discuss the Product Backlog. The Product Owner is responsible for maintaining and prioritizing the Product Backlog, which can be a daunting responsibility, but she doesn't need to create [...]
In this next post in my series on using Scrum, I'll discuss some of the do's and don'ts of being a Product Owner (in the Scrum meaning of the words). Often the role of the Product Owner is new to the person who is taking it on. It does take [...]
Scrum is the framework that we use for the Agile process here at CivicActions. (Our experience transitioning to Scrum was interesting, and you can read about that in our Agile Applied blog series.) In the spirit of following the roadmap that Scrum has laid out, this blog series will be [...]