All posts by : Steve Mayner
Last year, we released our SAFe® for Government course to help agency decision makers understand how to overcome the most common barriers to Lean-Agile and DevOps adoption in the public sector. The feedback so far from the SPCs who have delivered this training has been extremely positive! We’re also excited to see that just over 25 percent of the scheduled SAFe® for Government courses listed by our partners on the training calendar are outside of.
“SAFe provided a map that enabled us to shift to modernizing versus just maintaining the status quo. As a result, we will deliver value faster to hospitals, clinicians and medical facilities, resulting in better healthcare for our beneficiaries.” —Brent Weaver, Director of Systems Implementation We’ve come a long way from the idea that government’s entrenched operating models would not be able to adapt to the more fluid approach of Lean and Agile. While there’s still.
We’re very excited to announce a new SAFe for Government page on this website! When we released SAFe 4.6, we recognized that state, federal, and international government agencies have unique and specific challenges to Lean-Agile adoption that warranted the special government guidance we included in the 4.6 knowledge base. We have since enhanced that guidance substantially in our SAFe® for Government course. But we wanted to do more. In the course, we cite many great references.
Five years ago, if I mentioned Lean-Agile transformation to someone from a government agency, I’d get a contemplative look and sometimes a wry smile. Agile was definitely on leaders’ minds but they were skeptical that it could work in a sector that’s hamstrung by regulations and a challenging contracting environment. Fast forward to now and government adoption of Lean and Agile has accelerated to where most programs—80+ percent in the U.S. according to a 2017.