Army PEO EIS will provide a presentation their innovative approach to integrating Agile and other lessons learned.
The ArmyIgnitED turnaround story is a case study that blends Agile+ with traditional acquisitions. The original condition and reputation of the program was mired in a performance model that lacked acquisition support at the PMO level, and simply relied on a direct link between the functional component and the execution of the tuition assistance program. Once that paradigm shifted, Government-off-the-shelf (GOTS) software solutions were introduced, requirements no longer rested with the functional components, and a baseline functionality compromise was instituted to align with the U.S. Air Force system and a better way of doing things fully and more efficiently.
Keith Baylor, Project Lead, ArmyIgnitED, U.S. Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
Keith Baylor assumed the role of product lead for PEO EIS’ ArmyIgnitED product office within the Defense Integrated Business Systems portfolio in June 2022. In that capacity, he is responsible for delivering a fully functional tuition assistance portal to help Soldiers and civilians achieve their educational and career goals.
Before joining ArmyIgnitED, Baylor was product lead for the Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS) program within EIS’ Army Data and Analytics Platforms portfolio. In that role, he oversaw AMIS’ diverse mission to support the U.S. Army, DOD, federal agencies, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and several coalition partners with functional, technical, engineering and management expertise to develop and automate business processes.