Nashville, TN - JW Marriott , October 13-16, 2019
Maryland, MD - Gaylord National Harbor, May 3-6, 2020
Amid so much talk about Agile implementation methodologies, how many state governments are walking the walk? What are their main drivers and benefits of adopting Agile? And, what are some of the biggest barriers to making it work? Join this webinar to get answers to those questions and more—all based on the findings of a recent study by NASCIO and Accenture.
Agile is changing the game for state governments. To explore the implications and opportunities, Accenture and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) are partnering on multifaceted research. Drawing from the public and private sectors, the research reveals a comprehensive perspective on the role of Agile within state government.
This report describes the purpose and the principles for creating data sharing agreements as well as enterprise wide memorandum of understanding (MOU). The intent is to avoid surprises and ensure everyone involved knows the parameters for sharing certain types of information. When possible, enterprise MOUs should be in place that encourage information sharing. The ultimate outcome is better informed decisions so state government is reaching the outcomes it is seeking for its citizens.
State of Washington: Technology Employer of Choice Initiative
NASCIO 2016 State IT Recognition Award Recipient in the category of State CIO Office Special Recognition
Finding and retaining a cutting-edge technology workforce is the single most important and impactful challenge for the public sector. Moreover, in Washington State, nearly half of the government workforce is eligible to retire within the next five years. For Washington, this challenge is compounded by the fact that state government competes for talent in a region that has some of the biggest technology brand names in the world, including Microsoft, Amazon, Disney, Expedia, Valve, Apple and more.
The state must be able to position itself as a viable competitor of talent in the region so that agencies can hire and retain the technology workforce necessary to do business.Talent competitors have been adapting their workforce strategies to be more competitive. Theyhave aligned their strategies to the needs of the millennial and digital native generations, and state government must do the same. Finding strategies that will work in the public sector means taking risks and piloting new ideas. The state’s consolidated technology agency, Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech), is addressing IT talent management challenges by implementing a diverse set of strategies, including:
Experimenting with self-management (Holacracy)
Piloting physical space changes
Reclassifying state government technology jobs
Hiring for value alignment instead of skills
Finding top talent in innovative ways
Transforming practices in government
Each of these strategies is at a different phase of implementation, but WaTech is already seeing results. By embracing emergent and innovative organizational and recruitment methodologies, WaTech is helping position Washington state government as a technology employer of choice.
*Read full award nomination
Each year NASCIO honors outstanding IT projects among the states through the NASCIO State IT Recognition Awards. The Awards showcase innovation and excellence in the use of information technology in state government, such as transformational projects and initiatives that address critical business problems, improve business processes and increase citizen engagement in state government.
In 2016, NASCIO's 28th consecutive year of the awards program, volunteer judges selected 12 recipients across 11 categories.