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Can State government departments "be Agile?" How do we coach our customer (state government) to be agile when the procurement process indicates a "traditional waterfall project management" approach.

I have found myself digging into the literature to find the best approaches for introducing the "agile mindset" to those who are unfamiliar with the terminology.

Any tips or tricks when working in the confines set forth from a contract, (described by procurement) and the deliverables are outlined in a waterfall approach, but the solution is iterative and incremental?
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Catherine -

Agile transformation does impact all areas of an organization including procurement policies.

Have you visited the https://www.agilegovleaders.org/ site as they do have some good info on addressing some government-specific challenges with the introduction of agile albeit from an IT perspective.

Kiron
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Mar 06, 2018 2:00 PM
Catherine parks
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Thanks for the link, I will take a look!
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Mar 06, 2018 12:53 PM
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Catherine -

Agile transformation does impact all areas of an organization including procurement policies.

Have you visited the https://www.agilegovleaders.org/ site as they do have some good info on addressing some government-specific challenges with the introduction of agile albeit from an IT perspective.

Kiron
Thanks for the link, I will take a look!
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I applied Agile in central governments and state governments. One of them won the PMI Award in 1999. The first thing to do is to understand what Agile realy is. You can apply Agile with waterfall life cycle process. Agile is not a method, Agile is not a process, Agile is not related to IT or software only. Agile was born as an alternative or innovation of Lean. It was inside the USA DoD NSF/Agility Forum in 1990 (I was part) but the term was used in USA in latest eighties into a seminal paper named "Agile Manufacturing". I worked from 25 years up to date in the field. I published a short article into the PMI PM Network and talking about it from more than 15 years. Forget about me. Is not about a mindset. Is about to change the whole architecture. Mindset and culture are components of business layer only. You have o understand the organization from the systemic point of view, you have to undrestand what Agile realy is, you have to start the initiative as part of solve a strategic problem. I will post some links below. And please sorry because some of them are articles written by myself that was published. My intention is to help you, believe me.
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What Agile realy is: "Perfectly Positioned": http://www.pmnetwork-digital.com/pmnetwork/april_2016?pg=73#pg73
The history of Agile: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-agile-...e-title-publish
The way to implement Agile as a solution (or any other thing) : https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-pos...-right-solution

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