Over the past year we’ve been growing a community of agile delivery practitioners in government and we want you to be involved.
What is an agile community?
In the agile world, communities play an important role in development and learning. Communities exist alongside delivery and individual discipline teams. They reflect a culture that values less hierarchical, informal structures and promotes innovation. You can read more in this blog post.
Why is this government-specific community valuable?
It’s all about sharing and learning. In government, we face common problems and challenges in what and how we’re delivering. Equally, learning from less common challenges can help us build expertise within our field.
Why should I join?
Over the past year, the community has given agile practitioners the chance to meet regularly, share experiences, observed behaviours and best practices. Now the group has matured, it’s time we re-examined what the community is there to do. If you want to join the conversation, now is the perfect time.
Who can join?
Anyone who's already delivering (or wants to deliver) stuff within government in a more agile way. You don't have to be in a software delivery team to join - we've seen that a more diverse membership has led to more challenging conversations and richer dialogue.
What do I need to do?
1) Email Adam Maddison, Head of Delivery at GDS, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Add some details about where you work, your role for that department and why you’re interested in joining.
What happens next?
After we've heard from you, we'll invite you to join our mailing list so that you can be part of our conversations and contribute to meetings.