Examples of Use of Agile Methodologies in Managing Projectsin the Public Sector Cover Image

Przykłady wykorzystania metodyk typu Agile w zarządzaniu projektami w sektorze publicznym
Examples of Use of Agile Methodologies in Managing Projectsin the Public Sector

Author(s): Monika Konieczny
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Sociology, Management and complex organizations, Public Finances
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: agile; organizacja publiczna; sektor publiczny; Scrum; zarządzanie projektami

Summary/Abstract: The ongoing global socio-economic changes combined with everyday broader access to information and civic awareness fast growth results in new sophisticated challenges posed in front of public organizations. Currently, the process of project development must not only be efficient and taking into consideration all stakeholders needs. More and more important becomes flexibility in actions allowing quick adaptation to rapidly changing requirements and environment. The other crucial element is transparency [Ustawa, 2011; www.gov.uk; Lathrop, Ruma, 2010] which let’s all the external organizations and civil, who are in most cases the key stakeholders, constant verification of taken actions. It’s also very important to engage the main stakeholders in the development process to make sure that the final product will meet their expectations as well as fulfill their needs. Given such a ranking cell it is necessary to calibrate the method of implementation of the projects. Therefore, more and more public organizations in the world consider the implementation and use of Agile methodologies [http://agilemanifesto.org], like Scrum [Schwaber, Sutherland, 2013] or Kanban [Anderson, 2010] as well as use of high-tech informatics solutions. In this paper the examples of the use of Agile methodologies in organizations such as the FBI – in the Sentinel project [www.fbi.gov], the municipality of San Jose, CA [http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com] will be presented. In the conclusion section potential advantages and disadvantages of Agile methodologies use in public sector will be described.

  • Issue Year: 28/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 367-377
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish