44 minutes | Jan 15th 2019

245: How an Appetite for Agile is Fueling Growth | Steve Cooper, Partner, Excella

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In the wake of a big government contract win, IT consulting organizations frequently savor the luster of being awarded plus-sized opportunities that can validate a firm's leading edge solutions.  However, pursuing government "big game" contracts - can lead consulting organizations to very often set priorities according to the ebb and flow of the government's procurement processes instead of the leading edge solution development.  Here's where Excella of Arlington, Va appears to have stayed the course and continued to focus and invest in commercial opportunities related to Agile software development  - despite the  sizable obstacle traditional government procurement policies have been to the adoption of Agile approaches.  Finally, as the government's procurement practices begin to thaw and slowly became more accommodating to those circumstances under which Agile solutions are best adopted,  Excella's dedication to development and not policy appears to be paying off.  Join us when Excella co founder Steve Cooper explains the Agile opportunity his firm patiently nurtured - while knowing perhaps the government's appetite for innovation would someday soon influence its procurement menu options.    

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