May Meeting – Adopting Agile in Government

Basil Vandegriend

The next Agile Edmonton user group meeting will be on Thursday, May 17th at noon.

Adopting Agile in Government

As Agile is seeing widespread adoption in many industry sectors, what about within government (public sector) organizations? Can Agile work within governments? What are some challenges and risks to watch out for? This presentation aims to answer these questions and provide guidance based on a number of case studies involving Agile government projects. Along the way we will cover various perspectives on what Agile is, shatter some common misconceptions, and see some compelling evidence for why your next software development effort should use Agile.

Basil Vandegriend is an experienced software architect who is passionate about creating high quality software and inspiring others to do likewise. In addition to his architect activities Basil frequently consults, teaches, and writes about how individuals and organizations can become more effective at software development. Basil shares his insights and experiences with the I.T. community through his website at


This meeting will be held at Startup Edmonton in the Mercer Warehouse 3rd Floor, 10363 – 104 Street.

If possible, try to show up a bit before noon so that we can get started on time. Be sure to forward this information to anybody that would be interested.

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