Agile Software Teams and How They Engage with Systems Engineering on DoD Acquisition Programs
November 2014 • Podcast
In this podcast, Eileen Wrubel and Suzanne Miller discuss issues with Agile software teams engaging systems engineering functions in developing and acquiring software-reliant systems.
We talked to a number of program managers. We talked to Agile software team members. The thing that surprised me the most was that all of the feedback that we got about these interactions was about the service side of systems engineering. It wasn't really about the transformation of artifacts. It was about how the teams engage with each other, how they communicate all across the lifecycle of the program.
About the Speaker
Eileen Wrubel supports the development and implementation of software-related guidance to improve the acquisition, management, and sustainment of the software component in Air Force systems. Wrubel's research efforts focus on Agile and acquisition with a special interest in sustainment and contracting issues.
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.