Thought Leaders Team up to Address Digital Transformation and Agile Methodologies for Advancing Government Contracting

FAIRFAX, VA – June 4, 2018 – As the pace of change accelerates, agile through digital transformation is critical for government to maintain their technology edge. Salient CRGT’s VP of Digital Services Innovation Center, Neal Smith, and Director of Digital Services Innovation Center, Pramod Malhotra, will present at the Agile in Government Summit, hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). This year the theme of the event is Toward Mission Agility and will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, June 6-7, 2018, at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University.

The event will offer participants in government agencies and organizations a chance to discuss challenges, share lessons learned, and collaborate with experts to find what is necessary to take the bigger step towards agility in digital transformation.

Smith will present on the three major practices necessary for digital transformation; User Experience, Agile Development and DevOps, providing guidance for any organization making the digital leap. He will lay out a vision of the three major practices necessary for Digital Transformation. Using real world examples and stories, Smith will provide guidance for any organization making the digital leap. His presentation will use examples of organizations that each started with one of the three practices and how it drove the overall transformation. In his recent blog, Smith provides his view on modernization and digital transformation.

“Digital Transformation is about moving software from a ‘cost of doing business’ to customer and business value delivered rapidly. Making this shift has technical, methodological, and ultimately cultural implications,” said Smith. “Each organization attempting to embark on a digital transformation journey may start in a different place and experience the process differently.”

Malhotra will show how contracts should be structured using Agile Teams and what metrics, DevOps and criterias will be used for success. He will provide stories of how on multiple contracts in coordination with government product owners are able to deliver value and traverse the user community ensuring requirement are meeting end-user needs.

“With the current use of traditional waterfall methodology and traditional contract methods, the advent of Agile Methodology shows how contracts need to be changed,” said Malhotra. “The focus has changed, providing incremental value to business every 2 weeks with the presentation of working software. This change in mindset affects purchasing decision making, buy vs. build approaches, challenges estimation, and value determination.”

Smith, a proven leader and innovator, delivering the needed services of Agile Software Development, DevOps, UX (Design Thinking), Business Process Management, and Organizational Change Management is responsible for the creation and service delivery of Salient CRGT’s UX Practice. Malhotra is an Agile and DevOps expert providing vision and direction of Salient CRGT’s Digital Service Innovation Center.

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