18F Discussion Page

MeriTalk and GSA are working together to connect the new Technology Transformation (TTS) leadership with industry and government to enhance collaboration on key issues – FedRAMP and 18F.  We want your feedback.

We will hold an interactive breakfast session September 13th at the Newseum in Washington D.C. where David Shive, the new Commissioner for GSA’s TTS, and his GSA colleagues will talk about the future for FedRAMP and TTS.  Get the discussion started now by joining in on the online conversation – we’ll consider your input to help shape the agenda for September 13th.  We’re all ears.

Let us know what you think of the below:

  • How should TTS work moving forward?
  • How should stakeholders provide ongoing input to GSA?
  • How should GSA measure success?
  1. Anonymous | - Reply
    Shive needs to explain 18F's sound and complete approach to cross-vendor velocity assessment in technical evaluation boards. If GSA cannot explain how it used a sound and complete approach in procurements both its inspector general and David Powner have some work to do.
  2. Anonymous | - Reply
    Why is 18F needed? Who's been doing this activity previously and why do we need more government to address?
  3. Anonymous | - Reply
    Will there be more transparency into the projects 18F takes on? How can industry and TTS leadership better collaborate to mitigate risk and drive real results?
  4. Anonymous | - Reply
    With FITARA, MOVE IT, and pressure from the Hill to modernize IT, when will18F start taking on larger projects? If GAO clearly identifies the highest risks, why aren't these legacy systems already first on the list when it comes to 18F's priorities?
  5. Anonymous | - Reply
    What's Shive's development background? It's been reported he's trained in meteorology. Agile's been around long enough to assess the results of prior work. Its well known among Agilistas that the arbitrary nature of story points is a significant risk https://www.industriallogic.com/blog/stop-using-story-points/. What's Shive's plan to deal with his internal story point collapse in confidence?

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