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Applying Agile in the DoD: Sixth Principle

May 2014 Podcast
Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller

In this podcast, Suzanne Miller and Mary Ann Lapham discuss the application of the sixth Agile principle in the Department of Defense.

“The one thing I will say is that teams that don't pay attention to this do have trouble. We have seen that more than once. ”


Software Engineering Institute



In this episode, the sixth 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 sixth principle,The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.

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.