Government Software Teams Are Adopting Agile—And Shedding Bureaucratic Stereotypes
Agile approaches are no longer an enemy of the state. Following the private tech sector's lead, governments around the world are finally embracing change by adopting agile as a preferred delivery approach. While the transition is restricted primarily to software projects, the trend is helping government agencies shake their reputation for being slow-moving monoliths incapable of adapting to change. National governments in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia have adopted guidelines that endorse agile for software projects. Countries ranging from Brazil to Singapore also are pushing to incorporate agile into more of their government IT projects.