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Computech President Lawrence Fitzpatrick speaking at today’s 2013 NextGov Prime session, Making Agile Government a Reality:
“What if we focused on customer outcomes, instead of focusing on controlling costs.”
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Computech President Lawrence Fitzpatrick shares his thoughts on shared workspace in the latest issue of GovExecutive Magazine.
Complex projects must overcome significant external factors and challenging functionality. Government systems, such as HealthCare.gov, face complexity on a large scale: new laws, politics, multi-agency and multi-organizational dependencies, capability on a massive scale, new teams. The building of a new system must be the product of successfully navigating all these issues.
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“To take the right path to legacy IT replacement success, you need to know the right steps and common pitfalls to avoid along the way.” – Lawrence Fitzpatrick, 3 Steps to Legacy Modernization Success, FedScoop
Projects to modernize legacy systems are the hardest, riskiest, most complex projects we know. Their success rate is exceedingly low (less than 20 percent), and they can cost a lot in time, talent, money and opportunity. But while the road to legacy modernization hell is paved with good intentions and notable project failures, it’s also paved with roadmaps that aren’t suited quite right for the effort.
To take the right path to legacy IT replacement success, you need to know the right steps and common pitfalls to avoid along the way.
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Lawrence Fitzpatrick speaks to the Washington Post’s WonkBlog to discuss the risky practices of some federal agencies: “If you have a software development project that costs more than $40 to 50 million, you really have to ask why.”
In his latest article, Computech President Lawrence Fitzpatrick debunks three common myths that surround Agile development for Information Week.
Agile development principles can help federal IT departments save time and money — if they can get past the barriers.
The federal government is traditionally hesitant to adopt ideas that challenge deeply entrenched thinking and practices. But when it does, the energy brought to bear is astounding, and the results are mostly for the better.
One of the latest ideas to catch on with federal IT is agile development, which addresses the pressing need to deliver software projects more reliably, with higher quality and at less cost. This concept is big, and so is its potential. It impacts IT staff, the contracting community, program staff, leadership and procurement. If it’s more fully adopted, agile development will alter spending for a large share of the $80 billion federal IT budget.
So what’s standing in the way? There are three common excuses used for avoiding a move toward agile development — but these are more myth than reality.
Read more here.
Discussing the value of agile development and delving deeper into his ACT/IAC white paper, Lawrence Fitzpatrick sat down this morning and spoke to FedNews Radio.
The lurid stories are as old as software and computers themselves. Federal program managers order ambitious new systems. But the software development quickly becomes late and over-budget. One potential solution is something called agile development. Lawrence Fitzpatrick is president of Computech, and he’s got 30 years of software experience. He discussed a new report on how federal agencies can benefit from agile development.
Planning for Success: Agile Software Development in Federal Agencies” white paper published today by ACT/IAC.
Computech, FCC and NTIA receive an honorable mention at this year’s GITEC Project Management Excellence Awards.
Six federal projects were honored at the Project Management Excellence Awards held during the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) annual Summit. These competitive awards held annually are intended to recognize the achievements of outstanding government projects.