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The MiSACWIS Experience from Waterfall to Agile Development and the Promotion of a Healthy SACWIS

Published: January 28, 2015
Categories:
Technical Assistance
Topics:
Child Welfare, Child Welfare Information Systems

This webinar, The MiSACWIS Experience from Waterfall to Agile Development and the Promotion of a Healthy SACWIS, describes Michigan's experience in launching its statewide automated child welfare information systems (MISACWIS) and its success in maintenance and operational support using Agile and Project Management Governance. The state of Michigan moved from a waterfall/iterative development approach to using Agile for maintenance only 4 months after its go-live date, and this webinar highlights the key benefits of creating a highly functioning project office using the Agile approach. Our guest presenters discuss the quality strategies, lessons learned, project management, project governance, and technical support necessary for a healthier SACWIS. Our presenters from the state of Michigan include Steve Yager, Director, Children's Services Administration; Jim Hogan, General Manager, Department of Technology Management and Budget; Laurie Johnson, Director, SACWIS; and Duane Kerkstra, Technical Services Manager.