“Agile and DevSecOps leaders in the federal government prioritize cultural overhaul and data-driven decision-making to succeed.
Mandy Moore, deputy director for the Office of Application Engineering and Development at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), said federal agencies shouldn’t be worried about implementing ‘the next big thing in IT.’
‘The main goal here is to form that strong business and product team bond, and that team is responsible for the full backlog of work relating to these projects,’ she said during GovernmentCIO Media & Research’s Disruptive DevSecOps event this week.
Moore said focusing on cultural transformation at USPTO helped break down silos of communication and data between the development, operations and security teams…”
“Florence Kasule, director of procurement at the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), suggested federal agencies use the acronym CALMS to guide the shift to Agile and DevSecOps.
‘CALMS stands for culture, automation, lean, measure and share,’ Kasule said during the event. ‘Making sure your teams are as collaborative as possible and user-centered ... trying to get as scrappy as you can and making sure your teams are working closely together, figuring out the problems on both sides. Measure being making data-driven decisions, so there aren't assumptions about why the development or security or operations teams are doing something. What is the data, what is it showing you? And then sharing information as much as possible in order to meet shared goals.’…” Read the full article here.
Source: How to Keep DevSecOps Teams Motivated – By Kate Macri, May 20, 2021. GovernmentCIO.
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