600 million? It's more along the lines of 70 million. See here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/22/why-its-almost-impossible-to-find-out-how-much-healthcare-gov-actually-cost/
The spreadsheet breaking it down is here: http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2013/aca-contractors/
Look at that! IBM with 9.7 million in lobbying and 955,000 in 2012 contributions. They netted a 5 million dollar contract themselves for ACA work. Wonder what other contracts IBM was awarded, surely there must be more to make that 9.7 million have some ROI.
From: TheBorg [mailto:sjl_abc@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: Looking for Agile Experience
If the healthcare.gov site had been developed using Agile methodology with an IBM i-based system, it wouldn't have cost over 600 million dollars to develop...
"Barbara Morris" wrote in message
On 10/22/2013 5:09 PM, Jon Paris wrote:
Because the "Agile advisor" in place is insisting that only OO
languages can support Agile.
I'm looking for someone who can dispute this based on experience - not
theory - which is all I have.
How do they define "Agile"? As Paul Raulerson said, it's a programming methodology, not a technique.
I would define Agile loosely as being a programming methodology that lets a team deliver fully tested code ("Done Done Done") in very short development cycles, allowing "stakeholders" to approve or reject the direction in which the development is going. To say that's only possible with OO is nonsense.
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