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Applying Agile in the DoD: Ninth Principle

January 2015 Podcast
Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller

In this episode, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the application of the ninth Agile principle, "Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances Agile."

Technical excellence is not just about being the best coder, not just about being the best tester. It’s about having the team that has the right competencies for the problem that you are trying to attack.

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

In this episode, the ninth 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 ninth principle: continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances Agile.

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Mary Ann Lapham

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 ...

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.

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Suzanne Miller

Suzanne Miller

Suzanne Miller’s research focuses on synthesizing effective technology transition and management practices from research and industry into effective techniques for use ...

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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