FAIRFAX, Va., July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, and engineering services and AgileCraft, an innovative provider of software for scaling agile to the enterprise, team up to discuss the core challenges to scale agile practices for federal agencies, using Salient StationSM, enterprise-wide Agile integration, powered by AgileCraft. The topic is "Governance, Collaboration, and Transparency in an Agile World: Solving core challenges when scaling agile to the program and portfolio levels at federal agencies." The webcast will be held on July 16th, 2 – PM EDT.
Federal agencies face a number of core challenges when scaling agile above the team to the program and portfolio levels. Many of those challenges ultimately boil down to issues with governance, collaboration, and transparency, the variety of team-level tools employed, lack of co-location, and the dynamic nature of agile itself. In order to solve these challenges, agencies need a broad approach to their agile transformation that includes a strategy at the team, program, portfolio, and enterprise levels, as well as the tooling required to facilitate the planning, execution, and analytics of large scale agile projects.
Co-presenters Salient's Sujey Edward and AgileCraft's Steve Elliott will address three key challenges: governance, collaboration, and transparency within the public sector. They will discuss how having an approach that is supported by the top level of enterprises related to agile transformation, can solve these challenges.
"There is no doubt that Agile software development is creating value faster for agencies," states Sujey Edward, Vice President at Salient. "The challenge is ensuring that their diverse portfolio is creating the right value. Salient Station promotes scaled Agile inside enterprises allowing portfolio managers to see the big picture. This ensures their software initiatives are managed and aligned with their missions and strategic vision while still allowing development teams to move at the speed of Agile."
"Federal agencies have unique challenges when scaling their agile initiatives," says Steve Elliott, Founder & CEO at AgileCraft. "With a diverse combination of federal workers and contractors working on any given portfolio, governance, collaboration and transparency are critical. AgileCraft was built to solve these problems for large, agile organizations."
Mr. Edward, Vice President of Salient's Agile Center of Excellence (ACoE) and Agile Solutions, is a recognized industry leader in implementing Agile processes on federal and commercial programs. He has over 17 years of experience in Agile software development and has served as an Agile coach for organizations including The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, Defense Logistics Agency, and Fidelity Investments.
Mr. Elliott, Founder & CEO at AgileCraft is an established software executive with 17 years of technology experience in a variety of industries and a proven track record of leading successful teams through focused leadership and the ability to stimulate innovation.
To register and learn more about this webcast, which is being hosted by Carahsoft Technology Corp., please click here.
Salient Federal Solutions: A leading provider of Federal IT, training, and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. Working to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, training, and domain expertise enabling customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today. Headquartered in Fairfax, VA. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies and named Contractor of the Year. www.salientfed.com.
AgileCraft®: Delivers the most comprehensive software solution available for scaling agile to the enterprise. AgileCraft transforms the way organizations enable and manage agile productivity across their enterprise, portfolios, programs and teams by aligning business strategy with technical execution. The AgileCraft platform combines sophisticated planning, analysis, forecasting and visualization with robust, multi-level collaboration and management. Designed to be open, the AgileCraft platform compliments and extends existing agile tools, methods and processes and can be deployed through the cloud or on premise. www.agilecraft.com.
SOURCE Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.