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A high level look at Agile, contracts, and EVM

A high level look at Agile, contracts, and EVM

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  • AGILE AND FEDERAL GOVERNANCE
  • Background
  • CONTRACTS View slide
  • The FAR and Agile are not in conflict Biggest issue is in the interpretation of the FAR image from http://saltytom.deviantart.com/art/The-Hippie-and-the-Soldier-108661881 View slide
  • Time and Materials Cost Plus Fixed Price
  • Fixed Price and Waterfall 1. Delivered on time and working as expected 2. “Delivered” on time … with issues 3. Cannot deliver on time, need to extend
  • Fixed Price and Agile/Scrum 1. Delivered on time and working as expected 2. The highest valued stories are delivered by the requested date and working as expected
  • Missed Deadline? 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 Work Remaining Project Due Date
  • Fixed Date / Fixed Scope • Outcomes of Fixed Date / Fixed Scope projects: o Waterfall 1. Delivered on time and working as expected 2. “Delivered” on time … with issues 3. Cannot deliver on time, need to extend o Scrum 1. Delivered on time and working as expected 2. The highest valued stories are delivered by the requested date and working as expected • Do not sacrifice quality to meet dates
  • Agile and Federal Contracts Agile Projects Iteration 1 Iteration 2 Iteration 3 ….. BPA / IDIQ Task Order 1 Task Order 2 Task Order 3 …..
  • Educate and empower the CO / COTR
  • EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT
  • Agile and EVM • EVM is not inherently anti-Agile • Problems o Phase based on a waterfall SDLC o Baselining o Measurement of value
  • Agile and EVM Req Design Dev Release QA EVM Timeline Development Development EVM Timeline From this to this… Requirements To this….Sprint 1 Sprint 2 Sprint 3 Sprint N … EVM Timeline
  • Upcoming Events • 10/10 - ADAPT Breakfast Meeting – Lowering Contracting Barriers to Agile Methods in Government o http://www.afei.org/events/4A20/Pages/default.as px • 11/20 – 11/22 - ADAPT / SEI Agile for Government Summit – Incremental, Modular, Scalable and Agile o http://www.afei.org/events/4A01/Pages/default.as px
  • Upcoming Training • 10/21 – 10/22 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) • 10/24 – 10/25 Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) • 11/14 – Agile Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse • 11/18 – 11/19 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) • 12/16 – 12/17 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) • 12/19 – 12/20 Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) • 1/22 – 1/24 Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) See http://excella.eventbrite.com/ for details and registration. Contact richard.cheng@excella.com for discount codes.
  • Contact Information Richard K Cheng richard.cheng@excella.com 703-967-8620 http://www.excella.com Twitter: @RichardKCheng