By Tony Collins
Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, told MPs about agile at a hearing of the Work and Pensions Committee this week on Univeral Credit.
He told the Committee:
“The thing about the agile process which I find frustrating at times, because we cannot quite get across to people, is that agile is about change. It is about allowing you to get to a certain point in the process, check it out, make sure it works, come up with something you can rectify, and make it more efficient.
” So you are constantly rolling forward, proving, and making more efficient.”
He was answering concerns that the IT for Universal Credit may not work. Tomorrow the Department for Work and Pensions starts a publicity campaign on Universal Credit. Part of it will focus on how agile enables the UC project to adapt to change.
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