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Applying Agile in the DoD: Seventh Principle

July 2014 Podcast
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.

“This is a case where the cultural aspects of Agile are sometimes ahead of where some of the stakeholders are in the acquisition process. This working software principle really brings that to the forefront. ”

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

In this episode, the seventh 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 seventh principle: Working software is the primary measure of progress.

 

About the Speaker

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. 

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 writing 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.