Applying Agile in the DoD: Seventh Principle
July 2014 • Podcast
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.
Software Engineering Institute
“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. ”
About the Speaker
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 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.