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Mary Ann Lapham
October 2014 - Technical Note Agile Methods in Air Force Sustainment: Status and Outlook

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Colleen Regan, Mary Ann Lapham, Eileen Wrubel, Stephen Beck, Michael S. Bandor

This paper examines using Agile techniques in the software sustainment arena—specifically Air Force programs. The intended audience is the staff of DoD programs and related personnel who intend to use Agile methods during software sustainment.

October 2014 - Podcast Applying Agile in the DoD: Eighth Principle

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Suzanne Miller, Mary Ann Lapham

In this episode, the eighth in a series exploring Agile principles across the DoD, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the eighth Agile principle.

July 2014 - Podcast Applying Agile in the DoD: Seventh Principle

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Suzanne Miller, Mary Ann Lapham

In this podcast, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham explore the application of the seventh Agile principle in the Department of Defense, working software is the primary measure of progress.

July 2014 - Technical Note Agile Software Teams: How They Engage with Systems Engineering on DoD Acquisition Programs

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Eileen Wrubel, Suzanne Miller, Mary Ann Lapham, Timothy A. Chick

This technical note addresses issues with Agile software teams engaging systems engineering functions in developing and acquiring software-reliant systems.

May 2014 - Podcast Applying Agile in the DoD: Sixth Principle

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller

In this podcast, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the application of the sixth Agile principle in the Department of Defense.

January 2014 - Podcast Applying Agile in the DoD: Fifth Principle

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller

In this episode, the fifth in a series, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the application of the fifth principle, Build projects around motivated individuals.

January 2014 - Technical Note Agile Metrics: Progress Monitoring of Agile Contractors

Authors: Will Hayes, Suzanne Miller, Mary Ann Lapham, Eileen Wrubel, Timothy A. Chick

This technical note offers a reference for those working to oversee software development on the acquisition of major systems from developers using Agile methods.

January 2014 - Technical Note Agile Methods and Request for Change (RFC): Observations from DoD Acquisition Programs

Authors: 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.

October 2013 - Podcast Applying Agile in the DoD: Fourth Principle

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller

In this episode, the fourth in a series about the application of agile principles in the DOD, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the application of the fourth principle, "Business people and developers must work together daily."

October 2013 - Technical Note Parallel Worlds: Agile and Waterfall Differences and Similarities

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Steve Palmquist, Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Timothy A. Chick, Ipek Ozkaya

This report helps readers understand Agile. The report assembles terms and concepts from both the traditional world of waterfall-based development and the Agile environment to show the many similarities and differences.

August 2013 - Podcast Applying Agile in the DoD: Third Principle

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Garcia-Miller

A discussion of the application of the third Agile principle, "Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale."

June 2013 - Podcast Applying Agile in the DoD: Second Principle

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller

In this episode, SEI researchers discuss the application of the second Agile rinciple, “Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.

April 2013 - Podcast Applying Agile in the DoD: First Principle

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller

In this episode, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the application of the first Agile principle, "Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software."

September 2012 - Podcast Agile Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller

This podcast explores the SEI's research and work to assist the DoD in Agile acquisition.

July 2012 - Webinar SEI Agile Research Forum: Agile Methods: Agile Methods:Tools, Techniques, and Practices for the DoD Community

Topics: Acquisition Support, Process Improvement

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham

Mary Ann Lapham describes research into ways that help the DoD overcome technical and cultural resistance to Agile methods.

October 2011 - Technical Note Agile Methods: Selected DoD Management and Acquisition Concerns

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Lorraine Adams, Nanette Brown, Bart Hackemack, Charles (Bud) Hammons, Linda Levine, Alfred Schenker

This technical note addresses some of the key issues that either must be understood to ease the adoption of Agile or are seen as potential barriers to adoption of Agile in the DoD acquisition context.

April 2010 - Technical Note Considerations for Using Agile in DoD Acquisition

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Ray C. Williams, Charles (Bud) Hammons, Daniel Burton, Alfred Schenker

This 2010 report explores the questions: Can Agile be used in the DoD environment? If so, how?

September 2009 - Technical Note Lessons Learned from a Large, Multi-Segment, Software-Intensive System

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: John T. Foreman, Mary Ann Lapham

This 2009 report contains a series of observations and their associated lessons learned from a large, multi-segment, software-intensive system.

October 2006 - Presentation Sustaining Software-Intensive Systems - A Conundrum

Topics: Acquisition Support, Software Architecture

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham

Presented at the Ground System Architectures Workshop 2006

October 2006 - Presentation Specifying Initial Design Review and Final Design Review Criteria

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham

Presented: October 2006

June 2006 - Technical Note Specifying Initial Design Review (IDR) and Final Design Review (FDR) Criteria

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham

This 2006 report presents definitions of IDR and FDR, their context in the acquisition life cycle, a comparison of engineering emphasis during IDR and FDR, IDR and FDR pre- and post-conditions, and IDR and FDR criteria and how to apply it.

May 2006 - Technical Note Sustaining Software-Intensive Systems

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Carol Woody

This 2006 report discusses questions about sustaining new and legacy systems; the report presents definitions, related issues, future considerations, and recommendations for sustaining software-intensive systems.

January 2005 - Presentation Sustaining Software-Intensive Systems: A Conundrum

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham

This presentation was delivered by Mary Ann Lapham of the Software Engineering Institute in January 2005.