The Adaptable State CIO

State IT leaders are adapting to an evolving technology environment, particularly in the area of agile and incremental software delivery, according to a new survey. However, workforce challenges persist in recruitment, development and retention of IT professionals.

State CIOs are becoming brokers of technology services rather than providers, as data center consolidation progresses and outsourcing of IT applications and services expands, according to research released at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) annual conference.

The Adaptable State CIO, published jointly by NASCIO, Grant Thornton and CompTIA, takes the pulse of how state CIOs are adapting to an evolving technology environment and rapid changes in innovation, business, security, privacy and the workforce. 

On the Agile Front

In the area of agile and incremental software delivery, the report found that “there has been a significant decrease in the proportion of states where there is limited or entirely uncoordinated use of Agile or similar approach. More states are now either conducting pilot projects or engaging in widespread use with centralized guidance. This is reflective of a steady maturation within the state IT community in understanding how best to apply Agile principles and techniques.”

Asked how they would characterize their projects that …

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