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Applying Agile in the DoD: Fourth Principle

  • “Agile is an evolving learning environment. So, you have the top-level requirements. But, then, as you evolve and learn more about it, different requirements will emerge. And, you need to verify those with the actual operational end user.
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  • Abstract

    In this episode, the fourth in a series by Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham exploring the application of agile principles in the Department of Defense (DoD), the two researchers discuss the application of the fourth principle, "Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project."

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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. In addition to leading the authoring of several SEI technical notes on this topic, Lapham 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.

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