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Government Agencies Need an Agile Facelift

In a government contract, a transition is good if backed with an innovative concept. But if not handled appropriately, it may turn into an unwanted burden.

In this article at GCN, Joe Savukas highlights that focus and proper planning can ensure seamless and smooth contract transition, resulting in stable operations.

Smooth Transition

Be it a simple or rather complex contract, a transition must involve stakeholders who spend a promising amount of time and money in it. So, here are three quick steps for government agents to execute the smooth transition from one contract vendor to the other:

  • Communications Plan: The transition communication plan (TCP) is agile as it helps in understanding the mechanism, and reporting chains, and focus on delivering profitable results. To leverage agile, the transition managers must hold daily stand-up meetings with the team. These sessions must address critical technical and administrative issues.
  • Kanban to Track Activities: Use the Kanban boards to visualize detailed progress in the steps and flow of a task or product. It also brings transparency to the development of activities while informing the stakeholders about the overall transition progress. The remarkable Kanban board includes clearance, onboarding, application review, knowledge transfer, and service portfolios.
  • Issue Escalation Process: It is a communication mechanism that addresses agile blockage and issues. In the escalation process, resolution plans are designed by the teams to continue working as the decision-makers. Also, keep their focus intact to clear out the agile blockage.

Chose agile over conventional methods in a bid to lead smoother transition. It alerts about the progress and issues in advance to help the managers make much-informed decisions. Click on the following link to read the original article: https://gcn.com/articles/2018/05/01/agile-communications-contract-transitions.aspx

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