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Brian Fox

GSA | Denver, CO
bfox@usgs.gov

Brian Fox is Systems Development Branch Chief at the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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How Agencies Are Spreading Best Practices

A panel discussion with people from six different agencies on how they share technical best practices in their organizations.
Jan 28, 2020

Want a More Innovative Agency? Encourage Employees to Experiment

How agency leaders can create a work environment that fosters innovation via creativity and experimentation
Sep 19, 2018

Thinking About Going Agile? 5 Benefits Your Office Will Reap With Agile Methods

Five benefits of using agile methodologies that can help federal employees improve the quality of their work.
Apr 03, 2018

Thinking About Going Agile? Consider Mass Training to Facilitate the Change

How organizational instruction can help transform the processes and culture of your office.
Mar 13, 2018

Four Challenges of Adopting Team Structures (And How Leaders Can Mitigate Them)

If you’re considering “going agile,” one of the critical components of such a transformation will be adopting team structures. In your current, pre-teaming state, your developers are probably working by themselves, and may be engaging directly with stakeholders. Agile will place your developers into teams. Teaming is important, as it will enable your development staff
Jun 15, 2017

Improving Stakeholder Collaboration Can Improve Software Development Performance

It’s important for software development organizations to make it as easy as possible to enable improved stakeholder behavior. Development stakeholders can include business development representatives, product managers, and senior project managers, and they are typically carrying the weight of the organization’s mission. They are concerned about the organization’s goals, and are usually focused on ensuring
Apr 17, 2017