TechFAR Hub


v.1 Dec 2016 Read the Guide on How to Use an 8(a) for Your Digital Service Needs


The objective of this (contract/task order) is to assist (AGENCY/PROGRAM) with the learning how to implement and adopt digital service methodologies such as User Experience (UX) design thinking and agile software development, which can then be used by the (AGENCY/PROGRAM) on future software implementation or development efforts. These services will provide the agency with the knowledge and abilities to drive towards the delivery of quality products within rapid time frames through the utilization of the industry best practices.


The resulting contract will be considered successful when the following outputs have been delivered:


(Agency to provide pertinent information related to the technical landscape, end user needs, technologies in place, and so forth)


The scope of this effort is limited to the following activities defined under the following functional areas: (Note: AGENCY can add or remove as necessary as long as consistent with the meeting the above outcomes)

Functional Area 1: Cultural Change: How to move into iterative world

Objective: Through training, coaching, and change management, (AGENCY/PROGRAM) will have a basic understanding of such concepts as; hypothesis development and testing, product vision development, discovery and user research, product roadmaps, design and agile development techniques and methods, understanding end user needs, product management, auto testing and continuous integration.


Functional Area 2: Practical Application: Development

Objective: (AGENCY/PROGRAM) and contractor will be able to apply the design/agile techniques learned in Functional Area 1 to develop a light-weight prototype, alpha version, or pilot of a system to start mitigating an identified agency problem


Functional Area 3: Retrospective: What worked, what didn’t, what to do next