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Agile Methods and Request for Change (RFC): Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs

  • January 2014
  • By Mary Ann Lapham, Michael S. Bandor, Eileen Wrubel
  • This technical note looks at the evaluation and negotiation of technical proposals that reflect iterative development approaches that in turn leverage Agile methods.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-2013-TN-031
  • Abstract

    This technical note is the third in an SEI series on the adoption of lean and agile methods in the DoD. Agile topics in acquisition were introduced in CMU/SEI-2010-TN-002 and CMU/SEI-2011-TN-002. This technical note extends the topics covered into the evaluation and negotiation of technical proposals that reflect iterative development approaches that in turn leverage agile methods. This framework is intended for use by government program office personnel who seek to understand evaluation approaches in this context. The information and recommendations contained in this report result from observations of defense acquisition programs wherein contractors employed iterative methods such as Agile software development methodology (hereafter referred to as “agile”). Key questions for discussion with the contractor are provided, along with agile perspectives on why certain items will be defined differently depending on whether the contractor is using agile or iterative methods for software development. The intended audience for this paper includes any government personnel who need to support or participate in negotiations with contractors for changes to the contract that is in place to develop software using agile or iterative methods.

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SEI

Lapham, Mary Ann; Bandor, Michael; & Wrubel, Eileen. Agile Methods and Request for Change (RFC): Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs. CMU/SEI-2013-TN-031. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2014. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=77732

IEEE

Lapham. Mary Ann, Bandor. Michael, and Wrubel. Eileen, "Agile Methods and Request for Change (RFC): Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-031, 2014. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=77732

APA

Lapham, Mary Ann., Bandor, Michael., & Wrubel, Eileen. (2014). Agile Methods and Request for Change (RFC): Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-031). Retrieved September 24, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=77732

CHI

Mary Ann Lapham, Michael Bandor, & Eileen Wrubel. Agile Methods and Request for Change (RFC): Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-031). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=77732

MLA

Lapham, Mary Ann., Bandor, Michael., & Wrubel, Eileen. 2014. Agile Methods and Request for Change (RFC): Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2013-TN-031). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=77732

BibTex

@techreport{AnnAgileMethods2014,
title={Agile Methods and Request for Change (RFC): Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs},
author={Mary Ann Lapham and Michael Bandor and Eileen Wrubel},
year={2014},
number={CMU/SEI-2013-TN-031},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=77732} }