The Federal Government has traditionally viewed and managed software development efforts and digital transformation initiatives as “projects.” This approach has resulted in systems that are monolithic and tightly coupled. As a result, these systems are difficult to maintain and update to meet new or changing mission needs, user preferences, and legislation.
Naturally, people think about their work in terms of projects and “things they need to get done.” Elevating that thinking and culture from a project level to a product level is a difficult challenge for any organization—especially within software development functions.
How can the Federal Government begin to change a deep-rooted culture of project management and shift toward a product mindset? In this paper, we explore seven principles of a product organization that can help agencies begin this transformation and change fundamental ways of thinking.
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- Seven principles of product management
- Lessons from technology leaders in the commercial sector
- Impacts and benefits of product management for federal agencies