Survey Link: Visit to access a short survey. https://eval.dau.edu/jfe/form/SV_ePOtI66PnOCGn2K?EventID=1207 A certificate will be emailed to you which you can use to request the 1.0 CL point for this event.
Date: October 4, 2023
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET (10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT)
Who Should Attend: Government, Military, and Industry at all levels who want to learn about the tenets and principles of Agile and DevSecOps to promote change and collaboration within DoD programs and projects
Speakers: Mr. James (JD) Doyle and Mr. David Webb
Description: The A-10C Thunderbolt II Operational Flight Program (OFP) software team designs, develops, and tests aircraft software for the world's most venerable close air support aircraft. The software team, comprised of government civilians and contracted employees, transitioned from the waterfall software development process to the agile process in 2020. James Doyle is an A-10 pilot Subject Matter Expert (SME), who helps transform customer requirements into reality. David Webb is the A-10 OFP Agile Coach, who helped guide the organization during the Agile transition and continues to make the team more efficient and effective. Together, they will discuss the A-10 Software Program, its transition to Agile software development, and tips to leverage Agile development right now on any project.
Come join Mr. James Doyle and Mr. David Webb to hear about the Thunderbolt II's Agile journey. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.
For registration or technical questions, please email: [email protected]
Leading Change Fundamentals course (1 CLP)
- Introduction to Agile Software Acquisition course (14 CLPs)
- Agile for DoD Acquisition Team Members course (5 CLPs)
- Agile DoD Team Member Credential (2 additional CLPs)
- Agile Product Owner Workshop (4 CLPs)
- Titanium Card – interactive tool that guides you through software related considerations
James Doyle is a member of the A-10C Operational Flight Program (OFP) Software Architect Team. He uses his 20-year A-10 pilot flying experience to turn customer requirements into reality. He entered the Air Force in 1997 as a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He flew the A-10 operationally in the 23rd Fighter Group, Pope AFB, N.C. and as an instructor in the 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. He also flew A-10 test missions for Air Force Materiel Command while assigned to the 413th Flight Test Group, and he has over 2,500 A-10 flight hours. He has extensive leadership and experience in AFMC flight test operations, depot operations, joint command and control, joint tactical operations, major range test facility bases, base operating support, and aircraft software development. He is also a Colonel in the US Air Force Reserves, where he is the Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Test Center Commander, Edwards AFB, CA.
David R. Webb
David R. Webb is a Staff Operations Research Analyst at KIHOMC, Inc. in Layton, Utah. He is also the Agile Coach for the A-10 Program in the 520th Software Maintenance Squadron of the 309th Software Maintenance Group at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Dave is a project management and process improvement specialist with over thirty-five years of technical, program management, and process improvement experience on Air Force software. He has worked as an Air Force manager, Engineering Process Group member, systems software engineer and test engineer. He has also been certified as a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) Agilist, Scrum Master, and Product Owner, as well as an authorized instructor and coach of the Software Engineering Institute's Personal and Team Software Processes. He is a frequent contributor to technical journals and symposiums, and he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University.