From Concept to Reality: A Modern Approach to Large Scale Scrum in Government
NSWCDD was chosen as the software development agent for a brand-new, multimillion-dollar acquisition program with an aggressive timeline. To meet this timeline, program development will utilize agile, DevOps, and user-centered design best practices. This effort requires adaptation of government business practices plus a shift in culture. To maximize the likelihood of success, a new organization was established to pilot necessary changes. This brief describes that organization's creation and how it is designed to embrace change through an Agile mindset; construction of a large-scale, Agile, development process; integration of cybersecurity, continuous authority to operate (ATO), plus the digital transformation to DevOps; and proactive incorporation of lessons learned along the way. Sharing these experiences should help other government organizations deliver modern, secure, interoperable, and reliable software to our nation's warfighters.