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Applying Agile in the DoD: Third Principle

August 2013 Podcast
Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Garcia-Miller

A discussion of the application of the third Agile principle, "Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale."

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

“It has become evident within the DoD community and the government in general that we need to do software delivery sooner. So, how do we do that?”

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Abstract

In this episode, the third in a series by Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham exploring the application of agile principles in the Department of Defense (DoD), the two researchers discuss the application of the third principle, "Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale."

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 authoring 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 Garcia-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.