Government Agile Transformation
The Federal Government is adopting Agile across many departments and agencies. Digital modernization, Lean-Agile and DevOps practices have the potential to transform your organization, but government agencies face unique challenges: government programs are some of the largest and most complex platforms in the world, coordinating multiple suppliers and vendors, security and compliance requirements, and complex acquisition and contracting lifecycles. How do you drive an agile, responsive, and innovation development approach in this environment? How do you know if your suppliers and vendors are actually collaborating and using the Agile best practices that have been specified by your agency?
At Agile Rising, we have deep experience helping multiple federal agencies, including NASA, the VA, and the FAA, successfully adopt the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and thought leadership in Agile transformation within the Government. Our team helped develop the SAFe for Government course and GAO Agile Guide. We are long-time contributors to the SEI Agile Collaboration Group and have presented at the annual Inter-Agency Agile Seminar on Agile contracting and vendor management. We know the challenges you face, we have been there, and we can help you navigate a successful implementation strategy. We can also help provide the oversight needed for your implementation vendors.
SAFe Implementation Strategy Consulting and Training
When your agency adopts SAFe, it will be one of the largest and most complex adoptions you have undertaken. You do not want your implementation partner to be doing this for the first time. Only SAFe SPCT Gold Partners have validated experience successfully implementing SAFe, and Agile Rising has direct experience working at the CIO level in government agencies to make SAFe work and providing Agile Leadership Training. We will help your leadership drive the transformation, select appropriate partners for training and coaching, and be your guide on this complex journey. Agile Rising is a Small Business.
Development Vendor Oversight and Health Assessments
You have specified that your development vendors have to use a SAFe approach, but how do you know they are implementing it well? Do you want your SAFe strategists and coaches working for the same vendors that are supposed to be transforming their own development approaches? Agile Rising’s oversight and assessment approach provides you independent SAFe experts to assess the health and maturity of your SAFe implementation and your vendors’ SAFe adoption.
Agile Rising is currently helping lead SAFe transformations and Jira Align implementations at NASA and the VA.
Contract vehicles: Agile Rising can engage under SEWP V and Schedule 70 contract vehicles.