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The Agile Advocate

The Agile Advocate is a series of thoughts or musings on the Agile movement and DevOps in particular. It was motivated by the 1951 seminal work of social philosopher Eric Hoffer, The True Believer. It’s not meant to be a manifesto, but simply a series of thoughts and reflections coming from over three decades of developing and delivering software and systems of a wide variety to an even wider variety of users and customers. Its aim is not to evangelize or convert, but to provoke and stimulate discussion.

Dec 7, 2020

This special episode of the Agile Advocate looks back at GovernmentCIO Media & Research’s Dec. 3 Disruptive DevSecOps event, where we heard from top leaders in Agile and DevSecOps practices across the U.S. Air Force, Army Futures Command, USCIS, VA, and more. From the event, we took five key takeaways to help your...

May 11, 2020

Nagesh Rao discusses the importance of Agile and DevOps at the Small Business Administration and how he is working to bring change to the agency in his efforts. Through leading the agency's DevSecOps practice and other coordinated efforts in the CIO office, Rao brings a thoughtful perspective to policy and culture...

Feb 27, 2020

Kendall Krebs discusses the DevOps and DevSecOps journey to pursue seamless and secure interoperability during design, development, test, release and operations as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Digital Transformation Strategy.

Dec 20, 2019

Vince Pecoraro provides insight on contracting initiatives at AFWERX, the Air Force's program that fosters innovation and transformative opportunities to engage new entrepreneurs in government.

Dec 9, 2019

Adam Furtado discusses advancements the Air Force innovator is making toward software solutions and recruiting practices. He leads a team changing the way the Defense Department does business with a user-centered focus to continuously deliver value directly to the warfighter on a daily basis.