Paul Roales is a professional software engineer who previously spent five years with a life-science-focused venture-capital fund.

He served two years on the West Lafayette, Ind., city council after being elected at the age of 26. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Chicago.

December 9, 2013

Government IT and the Promise of Agile Development

Most public-sector IT projects use cumbersome, outdated methods. Some could benefit from a faster moving approach that prizes speed and flexibility.