Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
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Applying Agile in the DoD: Eleventh Principle

  • “This isn't just about the architecture, this is also about dealing with the requirements, understanding the requirements, dealing with the design elements that are specific to this functionality and using all the resources across the team to make sure we get the best solution.”
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    In this episode, the 11th in a series by Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham exploring the application of Agile principles in the Department of Defense, the two researchers discuss the application of the 11th principle: the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.

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About the Speaker

  • Mary Ann Lapham

    Mary Ann Lapham is the technical lead of the SEI’s research on Agile methods within Department of Defense acquisition settings. Lapham has served as lead author for several SEI technical notes on this topic and is also active in consulting with military service clients of the SEI’s Software Solutions Division on the use of Agile methods within their programs. She has more than 30 years of program management and software development experience in commercial and government contexts.

  • Suzanne Miller

    Suzanne Miller’s research focuses on synthesizing effective technology transition and management practices from research and industry into effective techniques for use of Agile and lean methods in regulated settings like the DoD.