Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
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Applying Agile in the DoD: Ninth Principle

  • 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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    Technical Note | Agile Methods: Selected DoD Management and Acquisition Concerns

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    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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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 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.

  • 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.