Agile Government Contracting
If you sit on any side of the procurement table – as an Agency or Command leader, a Contracting Officer, a Program Manager or the supplying Contractor – the truth is you’re feeling the friction. There are a lot of forces – like Congress and the White House – pushing for more agile government, and at the same time there is a lot of FAR-based resistance from Contracting Officers (KOs) who, quite reasonably, don't want to lose their Warrant (or go to jail). That tension is preventing enterprise agility from being achievable, and we believe that helping KOs see that legally defensible flexibility exists in the FAR is the key to unlocking enterprise agility in the government. We also believe that executive leaders will find the content is rigorously thorough and delivers a persuasive basis to champion the change.
Probably the most unique feature of this 2nd Edition the detailed Case Study with comprehensive examples of Contract Clauses, Artifacts and Forms, unlike anything available anywhere else! It is a Field Guide for professional practitioners and agency leaders. It is filled with Agile-specific suggestions, step-by-step procedural outlines, over 70 citations from the FAR and DFAR, and guidance on other regulations and important Executive Orders, all explained in plain, readable English – not government-ese.
Agile Government Contracting, 2nd Edition is the “source code” you’ve been searching for to get your enterprise agility program running on the right track…quickly!
Information for accessing and downloading a complete set of examples, document templates and supporting artifacts can found at www.GreatPM.com/AGC/REAL Case Study.com.
Agile Almanac Trilogy
The Agile Almanac - Book 1 became an Amazon #1 Best Seller just days after its 2015 release. The Agile Almanac - Book 2 became an Amazon #1 Best Seller the day it was released in 2017. The updated editions since then have kept them positioned as the vital resource most used by serious agile practitioners the world over.
If you want to understand Agile best practices and the science behind them, the Agile Almanac is an unbiased, well-researched, trilogy of the most used and proven standards, produced in a way that avoids the accusatory dogmatic viewpoints often expressed by the evangelists on any side of the Agile versus Traditional battlefield. The Almanacs have collected and codified the various Agile choices and options available at the intersection of Lean Principles, Product Development and Project Management.
The Almanacs extend that thought leadership into non-software environments and presents the information in an easily accessible and immediately applicable fashion in order to serve as a Field Guide for practitioners in the real world!
What makes the Agile Almanac the most significant series available to Agile Practitioners?
First, because, at the highest level, the Agile domain can be divided into three sub-domains, namely, Agile 1.0 for Single-team Projects and Exam Prep, Agile 2.0 for Programs with Multi- and Virtual-team Environments, and Agile 3.0 for Portfolio Management and Enterprise Scaling, and each domain is covered in its own book in the Almanac trilogy. Each book allows Practitioners and Organizations to select precisely the content they need and zero in on applying it in the ways best suited to the context of their environments.
Agile Almanac - Book 1
Book 1 provides detailed coverage of Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP), Lean Software Development (LSD), Kanban and Hybrid approaches. It has been overwhelmingly successful and we're so sure you'll love it that we're giving you the first 85 pages of an Amazon #1 Best Seller, for FREE, just so you can evaluate how powerful and useful it is! We know this book is a game changer that you'll decide you absolutely must have...so enjoy it, then order it!
Agile Almanac - Book 2
The Agile Almanac - Book 2 extends unbiased thought leadership into Program and uber-large Project environments with virtual, remote and distributed elements and challenges. It presents the information in an easily accessible and immediately applicable fashion in order to serve as a Field Guide for practitioners in the real world!
Book 2 supplies unique, side-by-side, coverage of "The Big 8" approaches to Scaled Agile, including practical expert reviews of:
- Scrum of Scrums (SoS)
- Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
- Disciplined Agile (DA)
- Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)
- The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2017
- Agile Integration Framework (AIF)
Book 2 is a collaboration of the best and brightest minds working with Agile in the current environment of organizations. It has benefitted from the magnanimous and generous investment of time and expertise from Jeff Sutherland, Scott Ambler, Bas Vodde, and Dean Leffingwell’s co-founder Drew Jemilo and Inbar Oren helping the Almanac co-authors get the chapter on their approaches accurate and concise so you can quickly discern which one is the best fit for your needs. We really are that committed to your success!
We're so sure you'll love it that we're giving you the first 2 chapters for FREE! Download and evaluate how powerful and useful it is! We know this book is a career maker that you'll realize you absolutely must have...so enjoy it, then order it!