Cross-government and public administration

Governance for Agile delivery

This is the first report on Agile delivery in which we aim to provide practical support to those in publicly funded bodies who are using or considering using the approach in business change programmes.

Government is interested in Agile delivery to combat waste and reduce the risk of project failure. It will use Agile delivery:

  • in half of major ICT-enabled change programmes by April 2013; and
  • to reduce the average delivery time in these programmes by 20 per cent by 2014.

Effective governance and accountability structures are vital if teams are to use an Agile approach to deliver successful projects.

July 2012