Bringing Greater Agility and Top Talent to Government Agencies

In today’s global environment rapid change is the new normal with the necessity for efficient technology implementation and alleviation of potential security threats delivering never-ending challenges for government agencies. With its promise of a faster path to the right results and more satisfied customers – especially on complex projects – it’s no wonder that Agile is a cornerstone of U.S. CIO Tony Scott’s mission to vastly improve customer satisfaction with federal technology services.

  • Agile Coaching Certifications

    One of only two firms that are certified/qualified to provide Agile coaching certifications.

  • National Security Program

    We participate in the National Industrial Security Program
    our CAGE code is 1BJC4.

  • Federal Agencies

    Over half of our consultants support programs in 25+ Federal agencies.

 

The returns on adopting Agile best practices – quick response to strategic opportunities, shorter production and review cycles, a focus on managing change and risk, and integrating the voice of the customer – are clear.

Government agencies that have attained high agility outperform those with low agility on all the key metrics of success: projects are on time, on budget, meet business goals and objectives, and meet or exceed ROI. Eliassen Group partners with government agencies and federal organizations to help them achieve the goal of becoming highly Agile through the implementation of key consulting and staffing solutions.

 

What Sets Us Apart

Eliassen Group has been driving the success of our clients, consultants and employees within the government sector for many years, perfectly matching capable and talented people with successful companies and helping them to achieve their business objectives.

We take a holistic approach that starts with understanding your needs, working directly with cross-functional and technology teams to establish baselines, determine goals and prioritize program activities.

 
Agile Transformation

Agile Transformation

We have experience addressing the unique challenges of improving agility in government environments such as:
complianceauditability
secure development environmentsdistributed teams
multiple contractorsproduct owner and development team interaction
earned value metricsand others
Key Agile roles that we focus on include:
Transformation ArchitectsTrainers
CoachesDevelopment Engineers
Product OwnersQA
Scrum MastersArchitects

Eliassen Group also offers a full range of Agile consulting and training services.

Surge and Staffing Support

Surge and Staffing Support

Eliassen Group is a leading provider of on-demand recruiting solutions. We support government contracts in over 25 agencies and departments.

On an ongoing basis, we help clients fill positions in:

ITProgram Management
AuditHuman Resources
Recruitment 

 

Our Performance


The Challenge:

Eliassen Group was selected in partnership with Rally Software to provide transformational consulting services to a major federal laboratory to achieve the goals of delivering higher quality software faster with higher predictability while reducing waste and involving operators in the process.

The Solution:

Eliassen Group began by conducting a thorough assessment of the current processes and methods for systems development at the laboratory and then worked jointly with this group to create a vision for the future state as well as a roadmap for achieving the vision. Transforming the laboratory to an Agile way of working required a shift in mindset and practices on many levels and Eliassen Group coaches were instrumental in accomplishing this. Once all teams and leadership had been educated and a coaching regimen had been established we conducted the first program level release planning ceremony for the pilot program. Capitalizing on the success of the pilot program Eliassen Group implemented a plan to scale Agile to the rest of the federal laboratory comprised of hundreds of teams and ~8400 employees and contractors.

The Results:

Below are several highlights of the broader results achieved by this Agile engagement:

  • deliverables to DOE at the conclusion of the first release – 3 months.
    (This is the first time since 1949 that this laboratory has sent deliverables to the customer this quickly.)
  • Team throughput, the amount of usable deliverables created at frequency, was increased by 250%.
  • Defects reduced by ~400%.
  • Real predictability – the ability to see what will be done and when – has been established and trust between customer and product development is at an all-time high.

The Challenge:

Eliassen Group was selected to source and hire qualified resources in Network/System Administration, Engineering and Help Desk/Desk Side Support who were able to go to work immediately.

The Solution:

Recognizing the necessity of securing this top level talent so quickly while ensuring that the best candidates were selected for the project, Eliassen Group provided an average of 2-3 resumes per position within a 48 hour window. The Eliassen Group team vetted the candidates carefully and ensured they were debriefed and pre-interviewed, enabling the client to bypass a lengthy interview process.

The Results:

By utilizing best practices and a large network of qualified candidates, Eliassen Group was able to fill all positions and have the newly hired consultants on the ground working in less than a seven week period.

The Solution:

Eliassen Group delivered its Staff Augmentation Solutions in partnering with a major research agency to support multiple programs at the Department of Trustees, GAO, EOUSA, US Courts, FBI and NIH.

The Results:

Eliassen Group has placed consultants supporting application development and infrastructure support services to assist the major research agency with the improvement of its customer service within these agencies.

The Solution:

Eliassen Group staff partnered with a federal mortgage company to successfully complete an agile assessment, Agile transformation, and agile pilot with multiple teams. Eliassen Group’s Agile Practice staff is on-site at the federal mortgage company, supporting key teams and initiatives with Agile training, coaching, staffing, and new team ramp up services.

The Results:

Teams have successfully been transitioned from Waterfall to full scrum practices. Metrics gathered to validate this transition include: daily standups on all teams, weekly burn down charts presented to senior management, product demos at the end of each sprint, and retrospective ceremonies held at the end of each sprint.

Government Agency Experience

Below is a sample listing of the federal agencies we work with:

Department of Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
Department of Defense

Department of Defense

  • Defense of Advance Research
  • Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Department of the Army
Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security

  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Department of The Interior

Department of Interior

  • National Park Services
Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Department of Veterans of Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Department of Justice

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Department of Treasury

Department of Treasury

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Department of Education

Department of Education

Department of Labor

Department of Labor

Federal Communications Communication

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

General Services Administration

General Service Administration (GSA)

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Social Security Administration

Social Security Administration (SSA)

USPS

United Postal Service (USPS)

Partners and Associations


Agile Ashburn
Agile Bethesda
AFEI
Agile Baltimore
Agile Craft
Atlassian
CloudBees
IBM
Rally Software
Scaled Agile
VersionOne

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