Title: Agile at the Systems Level
Day/Time: April 17 (11:00 - 12:00 ET)
Link to Menti: (presentation slides; feedback on future events) https://www.mentimeter.com/app/presentation/blxwjz7zppvd2j8hticbhydwqfwk3nzp code: 9913 0813
Agile has extended beyond software environments to large Safety Critical Systems in highly regulated environments to include aircraft and spacecraft. There are several misunderstandings about the Agile SDLC. We are going discuss the implementation of Agile at the systems level to include Systems, Software, and Hardware. This provides a candid discussion regarding the challenges and benefits for Agile Lifecycle at the System Level.
*Agile Delivery for Agencies, Programs, and Teams (ADAPT (ndia.org))
Intended audience: DoD Acquisition and Engineering professionals
Agile has extended beyond software environments to large Safety-Critical Systems in highly regulated environments to include aircraft and spacecraft. There are several misunderstandings about the Agile SDLC. This webinar will discuss the implementation of Agile at the system level to include Systems, Software, and Hardware. Also included is candid discussion regarding the challenges and benefits for Agile at the System Level. Participants will understand the applicability of Agile System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) at the systems level to improve delivery/mission success/speed of relevance. This webinar will also raise awareness of NDIA's ADAPT Committee and increase engagement among the Systems Engineering community.
Robin Yeman, LLC, Consultant
Ms. Robin Yeman has expertise spanning over twenty-five years in software engineering with focus on Digital Engineering, DevSecOps, and Agile building large complex solutions across multiple domains from submarines to satellites. She advocates for continuous learning with multiple certifications including SAFe Fellow, SPCT, CEC, PMP, PMI-ACP, and CSEP. She is a Systems Engineering PhD candidate at Colorado State researching best practices to deliver complex safety critical solutions using Agile and DevSecOps.
She provides mentoring, guidance, coaching support, and conducts training classes for engineering and management teams and customers on Digital Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile tools, process, and methodologies. She is also directly engaged and involved with DoD organizations in the Agile/DevOps initiatives including supporting updates to software acquisition policy in 2020 as well as program execution and program transitions to Agile development methodology. She has also led several efforts in Agile program execution and continues to lend her expertise on the development of Safety Critical Systems using Digital Engineering, DevSecOps, and Agile techniques and processes on management, schedule, cost, and technical performance.
Gordon Kranz, President, Enlightened Integrated Program Mgt, LLC
Mr. Kranz is President of Enlightened IPM, a consulting firm providing Government agencies and contractors advice and guidance on performing disciplined integrated program management, with focus on implementing Agile methods on programs with earned value requirement. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Kranz was Senior Executive in the Department of Defense and served as Deputy Director PARCA for Earned Value Management, the Executive Director, Engineering and Analysis, for the Defense Contract Management Agency, and the Director of Systems and Software Engineering for OSD/AT&L. Mr. Kranz has more than 40 years of technical and program management defense acquisition experience managing complex weapon systems including 10 years as acquisition program manager for the U.S. Air Force and 18 years in private industry as senior technical lead and program manager, and 7 years as an SES in the Pentagon within AT&L where he provided leadership and guidance on all MDAP programs for the DoD.
Fostering Agility, one of the DoD Technical Leadership Competencies: https://www.dau.edu/tools/t/Technical-Leadership-Workbook-
Agile Training for Acquisition Team Members: https://www.dau.edu/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Agile-Training-for-Acquisition-Team-Members
Agile DoD Team Member Credential: https://www.dau.edu/training/pages/credentials.aspx
CENG 004 Agile DoD Team Member Credential: https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/CredentialConceptCard.aspx?crs_id=3
ACQ 1700V Agile for DoD Acquisition Team Members: https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=12390
CLE 076 Introduction to Agile Software Acquisition: https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=2147