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July 2014

May 2014

  • Applying Agile in the DoD: Sixth Principle May 2014 - Podcast In this podcast, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the application of the sixth Agile principle in the Department of Defense.
  • Using Quality Attributes to Improve Acquisition May 2014 - Podcast In this podcast, Patrick Place describes research aimed at determining how acquisition quality attributes can be expressed and used to facilitate alignment among the software architecture and acquisition strategy.

April 2014

July 2014

May 2014

  • Applying Agile in the DoD: Sixth Principle May 2014 - Podcast In this podcast, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the application of the sixth Agile principle in the Department of Defense.
  • Using Quality Attributes to Improve Acquisition May 2014 - Podcast In this podcast, Patrick Place describes research aimed at determining how acquisition quality attributes can be expressed and used to facilitate alignment among the software architecture and acquisition strategy.

April 2014

March 2014

January 2014

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

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

  • Applying Agile in the DoD: Fourth Principle October 2013 - Podcast 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."
  • Parallel Worlds: Agile and Waterfall Differences and Similarities October 2013 - Technical Note 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.

September 2013

  • Acquisition Archetypes September 2013 - Podcast In this episode, Bill Novak talks about his work with acquisition archetypes and how they can be used to help government programs avoid problems in software development and systems acquisition.

August 2013

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

July 2013

June 2013

  • Joint Programs and Social Dilemmas June 2013 - Podcast In this episode, SEI researcher Bill Novak discusses joint programs and social dilemmas, which have become increasingly common in defense acquisition, and the ways in joint program outcomes can be affected by their underlying structure.
  • Applying Agile in the DoD: Second Principle June 2013 - Podcast In this episode, SEI researchers discuss the application of the second Agile rinciple, “Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.
  • Isolating Patterns of Failure in Department of Defense Acquisition June 2013 - Technical Note This report documents an investigation into issues related to aligning acquisition strategies with business and mission goals.

May 2013

April 2013