The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Financial Systems Summit was held on March 28th at the Washington Convention Center where Macro Solutions led a panel discussion entitled, “Enterprise Scale Agile in Federal Agencies”. The focus of the panel was on operational efficiency and how Agile can extend beyond application development teams to improve operations. We addressed how agencies are incorporating Agile and the lessons learned around change management, automation tools and techniques, acquisitions and in pivoting from ‘project’ management to ‘product’ management.
There were well over a thousand attendees and Todd Hager, Vice President of Macro Solutions led the panel. Our distinguished panelists included:
- Jenn Beddor, Senior General Engineer of the U.S. Government Accountability Office,
- Florence Kasule, Digital Services Procurement Expert of the US Digital Service, and
- Laird Williams, DevOps Program Manager of Macro Solutions.
In addition to our Agile panel discussion, Macro Solutions had an exhibit booth where we talked about applying Intelligent Automation, (think “bots”) to routine financial systems tasks to improve efficiency and quality while freeing up the people to do more important things, all as an extension of the ERP-based financial management system.
Macro Solutions is a woman-owned information technology and management consulting firm that helps companies and government organizations select, implement, modernize, integrate and maintain critical end-to-end business solutions. Assessed at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for both Development and Services, ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 20000:2011 for Information Technology Service Management and ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security Management Systems certifications, Macro Solutions delivers honest, powerful results from the inside, outward.