Please take a look at my latest column for Government Computing News where I explain how to apply the guidance found in the White House’s new U.S. Digital Services Playbook, which embraces agile software development and open-source for building better government applications. Just to give you an idea, here is the unedited introduction.
Software engineering is my passion–not just the technologies but the art of building software the right way. As a passionate advocate for agile development and open-source, it is gratifying to see the White House embrace both in its U.S. Digital Services Playbook. It outlines thirteen “plays,” high-level practices for effective applications. The Playbook is a great start but is rather abstract, so I will build on some of the plays to provide more specific guidance for government IT managers.