A new policy from the Office of Management and Budget sets agencies on a path toward sharing new, custom-developed source code across government. The goal is to cut back on the $6 billion agencies spend annually on new software.
Office of Management and Budget Deputy Chief Information Officer Lisa Schlosser said her office will start holding agencies more accountable for taking advantage of plays in the U.S. Digital Services Playbook. The playbook lists 13 best practices for delivering products and services to the public more quickly.
Agencies have 13 guidelines to help them deliver projects on time and on budget under the U.S. Digital Services Playbook. The fourth play in the book suggests agencies use an agile incremental approach to develop new projects and software. Jordan Sims is director of organization relations and programs at the Project Management Institute. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that project managers who use an agile approach are twice as likely to have success with new initiatives as those who don’t.