Jessie Posilkin

Session: Bringing Agile to Government Project Management

Panel Description: A panel of distinguished experts in agile project management will discuss their experiences in managing agile projects in the Federal government. Three of the panelists are from 18F, which is a government-wide civic consultancy to help agencies rapidly deploy tools and services that are easy to operate, cost efficient, and reusable. Our fourth panelist is from the Peace Corps’ Office of the Chief Information Officer where he manages the Project Management team and has led several agile projects. The panelists will share the challenges and benefits of bringing agile project management methods to the Federal government.

Biography: Jessie Posilkin is an Innovation Specialist on the Acquisitions Team at 18F, working to improve the way that the government buys technology by developing the use of the Agile BPA. She has previously worked in a variety of non-profits as an organizer and technologist, supporting her colleagues to become stronger users of technology and finding ways for online systems to help social workers, lawyers, and food pantry managers help their clients. Jessie has tried many project management systems, and is a firm believer the best system is the one you will use. Jessie graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.