Government Accountability Office: Best Practice Guides

April 16, 2024 11:15am - April 16, 2024 11:45am

Speaker: Jennifer Leota (GAO)


In 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) began to develop and use best practice guides to assess project controls for Federal programs. We currently, have four guides: The Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide (GAO-20-195G), the GAO Schedule Assessment Guide (GAO-16-89G), the Technology Readiness Assessment Guide (GAO-20-48G), and the GAO Agile Assessment Guide (GAO-24-105506). This presentation will discuss the process we use to develop these guides, a brief overview of the best practices in each guide, and a discussion of how these guides help us obtain the necessary data to assess Federal programs.