"Is Agile the Prescription for California’s IT Woes?"
Information Technology projects have a troubling history; they are notorious for exceeding budget and schedule estimates and high visibility failures are common. Projects in the public sector can be particularly challenging, complicating an already serious situation. California’s State government has sponsored some particularly noteworthy and painful disasters during the past 25 years, and is always seeking ways to reduce risk and deliver IT solutions better and faster. Agile methods have evolved and become more mainstream over the past decade and are often cited by pundits and vendors as a remedy for California’s IT misery.