Teaching Digital Buyers to Transform Acquisition

By Timothy W. Cooke If you teach someone traditional government procurement, you’ll get better procurement. But if you use agile learning methods and immerse the same person in real-world digital services buys, then you might help transform government acquisition. That’s the theory behind the Office of Management and Budget’s outside-the-box approach to creating a training…

Acquisition Matters: Buying agile without jumping through hoops

Buying agile without jumping through hoops Agile development can be less risky than the traditional approach, but getting the best results takes flexibility and continuous involvement by government and contractor teams   By Kymm McCabe Since the exposure of HealthCare.gov’s difficulties, media and technology commentators have touted agile software development as one clearsolution for what…