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ual features and introduce enhancements based on a constant stream of feedback. Ashok Nare, chief technology officer at Octo Consulting Group, a technology and management consulting firm based in McLean, Va., said agile has been around for a while, but is now becoming a mainstream practice in the federal market. "The ... federal space is moving in this direction, but there's still a lot of work to be done," said Nare, whose company has worked on agile projects with such custom- ers as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. "Agile represents a huge change in how you build software." EASE OF USE USPS has won over users with its software initiative. John Teal, IT program manager for workstation packaging and application support at USPS, said employees can re- quest access to two types of applications: packages and products that are licensed, such as Microsoft's Visio, and Web-based applications such as USPS' eCareer and its time and attendance system. A user's click on the desired app triggers the access request process. Once the app is selected, the same eAccess background processes take the request through the ap- proval cycle. In fact, the system uses the legacy eAccess system's database. The user experience, however, has been "radically changed" with the addition of the app store interface. "It puts users in an environment they are used to and have seen before," Wallace said. Notification is simplified as well. When a user's request is approved, an icon is add- ed to the user's area of the app store, which then lets the user launch the app. Wallace said not every USPS user visits the app store, noting that the original in- terface remains available. But when peo- ple find out about and use the app store, "they generally don't want to go back," he noted. NEXT STEPS USPS continues to refine its app store. Teal said a version 3.5 beta pilot is under way. The latest iteration, Teal said, gives users a better description of apps, dynamic font siz- ing, an error checking feature that confirms the availability of authorized Web-based apps and the ability to shift between icon view and descriptive view and back. In addition, Wallace said the app store will soon adopt USPS technology standards for administrative applications. The chang- es will improve the serviceability of the app store and help assure high availability to us- ers, according to USPS. "We're just hardening it and getting it ready for industrial utilization," Wallace said. • Go to gcn.com/tablet and download the tablet app today! GCN MOBILE. HAS GONE Your mobile gcn.com experience --- optimized. Visit gcn.com from your smartphone and enjoy the easier navigation and new sharing options CASE STUDY SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT 32 GCN FEBRUARY 2014 • GCN.COM