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Learning Center

  • Finding Opportunities and Providing Services to the Federal Government

    This guide is intended to walk through some of the initial processes required in an effort to reduce the time it takes to bring innovative digital service companies into the government marketplace.

  • The Procuremenati, Working to Transform the Way that Government Buys IT

    The USDS procurement team is working to change the FedGov IT buying culture to better support fast changing technologies, increase ROI, and improve outcomes for users.

  • Agency Maturity for Agile

    Use this to evaluate and correlate a requiring activities' organizational maturity in adoption of digital service techniques to the resulting contract action.

  • Glossary

    The following is a glossary of terms commonly used for Agile Software Development Services. This is not inclusive of all terms.

  • Sample Language for Government Contracts for Agile Software Development Services

    This text is to help illustrate how Agile principles may be applied. It is not intended to set new policy or serve as default contract language.

  • Quick and Dirty Guide to Agile Project Management

    This summary provides information on the key tenants of agile project management and explains how it can be used to manage digital services projects.

  • Digital Acquisition Pilot Blog

    Participants of the Digital IT Acquisition Professional Training Program (DITAP) share retrospectives on their course assignments and reflect on how to utilize lessons learn to improve digital services within the federal procurement.

  • Create an Inspiring Product Vision

    This field guide is designed to help articulate your agency’s product vision. In order to have an inspiring product vision, project teams must be clear on the problem that they want to solve! Once they are clear they can use the product vision as THE true north to guide the project. It is as the French say, the “raison d’etre” for a project. It is the reason why the entire project exists.

  • GSA Blog

    Stay connected with initiatives and events sponsored by the General Services Administration (GSA).

  • 18F Digital Service Blog

    18F, an office within the General Services Administration (GSA), share how they help other government agencies build, buy, and share technology products.

  • How to use an 8(a) company for your digital service needs

    The use of SBA’s 8(a) program can reduce pressure on agencies to use digital services by shortening procurement lead times, ease competition requirements, and provide coaching around new implementation methods.

  • Waterfall vs Agile

    Use this table to see the difference between waterfall and agile.

  • Tech Challenge Playbook

    Learn to use challenges to assess vendors.

  • U.S. Digital Service Blog

    The U.S. Digital Service share how applying tech startup processes and methodologies to the Federal government can deliver better services to the American people.

  • Examples of Team Members and Roles Needed to Support Agile Software Development

    Use this to see team members and roles needed for Agile Software Development.


Resources

  • Tools, Templates & Samples

    Use these artifacts to get a head start on your work.

  • Case Studies

    Learn from the good work of your peers, or contribute your own!

  • Learning Center

    Advance your career by building new skills.

  • Contract Solutions & Vehicles

    Don’t reinvent the wheel before checking out these ready-made solutions.