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AGILE AND
FEDERAL
GOVERNANCE
Background
CONTRACTS
The FAR and Agile are not in conflict
Biggest issue is in the interpretation of the FAR
image from http://saltytom.deviant...
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 deli...
Fixed Price and Agile/Scrum
1. Delivered on time and working as expected
2. The highest valued stories are delivered by
th...
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 ...
Agile and Federal Contracts
Agile Projects
Iteration 1 Iteration 2 Iteration 3 …..
BPA / IDIQ
Task Order 1 Task Order 2 Ta...
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 o...
Agile and EVM
Req
Design
Dev
Release
QA
EVM Timeline
Development
Development
EVM Timeline
From this to this… Requirements
...
Upcoming Events
• 10/10 - ADAPT Breakfast Meeting – Lowering
Contracting Barriers to Agile Methods in Government
o http://...
Upcoming Training
• 10/21 – 10/22 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
• 10/24 – 10/25 Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
• 11/14...
Contact Information
Richard K Cheng
richard.cheng@excella.com
703-967-8620
http://www.excella.com
Twitter: @RichardKCheng
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Agile and Federal Governance - Contracts and EVM

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Agile and Federal Governance - Contracts and EVM

  1. 1. AGILE AND FEDERAL GOVERNANCE
  2. 2. Background
  3. 3. CONTRACTS
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Time and Materials Cost Plus Fixed Price
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Missed Deadline? 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 Work Remaining Project Due Date
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Agile and Federal Contracts Agile Projects Iteration 1 Iteration 2 Iteration 3 ….. BPA / IDIQ Task Order 1 Task Order 2 Task Order 3 …..
  11. 11. Educate and empower the CO / COTR
  12. 12. EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT
  13. 13. Agile and EVM • EVM is not inherently anti-Agile • Problems o Phase based on a waterfall SDLC o Baselining o Measurement of value
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Contact Information Richard K Cheng richard.cheng@excella.com 703-967-8620 http://www.excella.com Twitter: @RichardKCheng

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