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Potential Use of Agile Methods in Selected DoD Acquisitions: Requirements Development and Management

  • Author(s): Kenneth Nidiffer, Suzanne Miller, David J. Carney
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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • SEI Identifier: CMU/SEI-2013-TN-006
  • Type: Technical Note
  • Topics: Acquisition Support
  • Description: This report explores issues that practitioners in the field who are actively adopting Agile methods have identified in our interviews about their experience in defining and managing requirements.

Abstract

Adoption of methodologies that generally come under the umbrella of "Agile" in
the software development community includes consideration of how those adopting
Agile methods interface with elements of the acquisition community who provide
the requirements and other constraints that govern how the software part of a
system will be developed. Several Agile methods have expectations about how
requirements are handled that are different from the typical approach used in
government acquisition settings. This qualitative research study from the
Software Engineering Institute explores issues that practitioners in the field
who are actively adopting Agile methods have identified in our interviews about
their experience in defining and managing requirements.

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SEI

Nidiffer, Kenneth; Miller, Suzanne; & Carney, David. Potential Use of Agile Methods in Selected DoD Acquisitions: Requirements Development and Management (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-006). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=89158

IEEE

Nidiffer. Kenneth, Miller. Suzanne, and Carney. David, "Potential Use of Agile Methods in Selected DoD Acquisitions: Requirements Development and Management," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-006, 2014. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=89158

APA

Nidiffer, Kenneth., Miller, Suzanne., & Carney, David. (2014). Potential Use of Agile Methods in Selected DoD Acquisitions: Requirements Development and Management (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-006). Retrieved October 26, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=89158

CHI

Kenneth Nidiffer, Suzanne Miller, & David Carney. Potential Use of Agile Methods in Selected DoD Acquisitions: Requirements Development and Management (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-006). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=89158

MLA

Nidiffer, Kenneth., Miller, Suzanne., & Carney, David. 2014. Potential Use of Agile Methods in Selected DoD Acquisitions: Requirements Development and Management (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2013-TN-006). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=89158