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 1750 - Information Systems Summit II 

1750 - Information Systems Summit II 

Theme

“What’s All This Agile Stuff About, Anyway?”

Event Number
1750

Event Date

4/4/2011
 to 4/6/2011

Event Location
Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Event Contact
Ms. Taryn Crowder, CMP at tcrowder@ndia.org or (703)247-9478

Introduction

The Information Systems Summit II will be convened by NDIA, with support from Software Quality Engineering, as a forum to learn and, subsequently, adapt from world-class agile commercial practitioners applicable procedures to rapidly acquire DoD information technology embellished solutions to meet warfighter needs. The goal of this Conference is to understand and accelerate the adaption of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development within DoD.

The Summit will feature industry subject matter experts whose tutorial and track session presentations will address the Summit’s theme — "What’s All This Agile Stuff About, Anyway?"


Summit Theme

The Summit will feature industry subject matter experts whose tutorial and track session presentations will address the Summit’s theme ---- What’s All This Agile Stuff About Anyway?


Who Should Attend

DoD IT acquisition policy and oversight executives, user requirement proponents, acquisition officials, procurement officers, contracting specialists, program managers, application developers and testers as well as operators who seek an advanced appreciation of how agile software development will achieve DoD mission needs.


Why Attend —The Value Proposition

Agile development and test will improve DoD’s acquisition of IT applications leveraging cloud computing and service oriented architectures used by information sharing applications such as collaboration (strategic and tactical intelligence) analysis, ISR sensor “fusion” processing, coalition and joint tactical operations, logistics and sustainment support, transportation functions, geospatial and decision support apps, medical or health care record sharing, etc.,).

The new paradigm is significantly different and should not be confused by today’s spiral development process.  Agile sprints are comprised of (smaller line-of-code) projects, month not years time driven release commitments with integrated development, operational, interoperability and user acceptance testing.

Once implemented, DoD user approved requirements tailored for each sprint (vice large Requirement comprised Major Programs of Record) will create a new “partnership” relationship amongst industry and government users, developers and testers.


Background

Agile software IT application practice is based on an interactive and incremental development of combined software development methodologies where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams:  requirements, contracts, developers, testers, and users.  Nearly a decade old, this methodology has taken root in the commercial practice of Google, Microsoft, Apple and many other notable commercial entities.


Conference Goal

Understand and accelerate the adoption of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development within DoD.


Manifesto for Agile Software Development
Uncover better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work, come to value:

1) Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
2) Working software over comprehensive documentation
3) Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
4) Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, value the items on the left more.

 

Agenda

Download/Print/View the Summit Agenda*

*Please note that the agenda is subject to change

Confirmed Industry Speakers:
- Mr. Glen Alleman, Lewis & Fowler
- Mr. Sanjiv Augustine, President, LitheSpeed
- Mr. Mike Cox, Senior Consultant, Net Objectives
- Mr. Nate Oster, Agile Player-Coach and Founder, CodeSquads LLC
- Mr. Jeff Payne, CEO and Founder, Coveros, Inc.
- Dr. Ahmed Sidky, Executive Vice President, Santeon Group

Confirmed Government Speakers:
- Mr. Rob Carey, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
- COL Timothy P. Hill, USA, Director, Futures, Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
- Honorable Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, AT&L, OSD
- Honorable Elizabeth McGrath, Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense

DoD CIO Panel:
Panel Chair: Mr. Rob Carey, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
Panelists:
- MajGen Hawkins, Vice Director, DISA
- Ron Bechtold, Chief Information Officer, OSD (invited)
- Dan McMillin, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Air Force
- Gary Winkler, Army PEO EIS 

Location

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light St
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21202
Tel: (410) 528-1234

The Hyatt is pleased to offer a discount on their daily self parking ($14/day instead of $27/day) as well as a 10% discount to both the Coffee Bar and Bistro 300 Restaurant, just by showing your conference badge!

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light St
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21202
Tel: 888-421-1442

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. In order to ensure the discounted rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the "National Defense Industrial Association meeting" room block. Rooms will not be held after Sunday, March 25, 2011 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to change after this date.

To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at 888-421-1442 or visit our dedicated booking website.

  • Industry Rate - $199.00 (single/double)

  • Government Rate* - $144.00 (single/double) or the prevailing government per diem

    *The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees. ID will be required upon check-in.

The Hyatt is pleased to offer a discount on their daily self parking ($14/day instead of $27/day) as well as a 10% discount to both the Coffee Bar and Bistro 300 Restaurant, just by showing your conference badge!

Government Attendees:
Any active U.S. Military attendee with ID and travel order will be tax exempt (subject to state’s regulation of tax exemption). Any U.S. Government employee paying with U.S. Government check or credit card will be tax exempt (with supporting documentation as required by some states). Check with the hotel for specific state and local requirements when booking hotel reservations.

This is a smoke-free hotel.

Centrally located on the Inner Harbor, the Hyatt is connected by skywalk to both Harborplace and the Baltimore Convention Center and is within walking distance to all major attractions, including the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. BWI Airport is 12 miles from the hotel and Penn Station less than five miles. Interstate #95 and #83 are easily accessible.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore offers a restaurant and lounge as well as in-room dining. Bistro 300 is Hyatt's three-meal restaurant including breakfast and lunch buffets.  Perk's Coffee Bar, located in the Atrium lobby offers Starbuck's Coffee along with breakfast pastries, fruit and more.

Recreational facilities include a health club with 24-hour access, hot tub, an outdoor pool (seasonal), basketball court and jogging track.

The hotel accepts all major credit cards.
Check in time: 4:00pm
Check out time: 12:00pm
Self-Parking: $27.00 per day
Valet Parking: $36.00 per day

Registration

Please be sure you are registering with the correct credit card or form of payment, as a $25 fee will be applied to registrations switching credit cards or forms of payment.

Download/Print/View the Registration Form and fax it back to 703-522-1885

Please do not fax or mail forms after March 25, 2011.  Payment must be made at the time of registration.  Registrations will not be taken over the phone.  Online registration will close at 5pm on March 25, 2011.  You must register onsite after this date.

Register Now Online!

Registration Fees

 

Early

Regular

Late

 

(Before 2/19/11)

(2/19/11 - 3/25/11

(After 3/25/11)

Government/Academia

$625

$690

$760

Industry NDIA Member

$725

$800

$880

Industry Non-NDIA Member**

$775

$855

$940

Cancellation Policy

A $75 cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations received on or before March 25, 2011.  Refunds will not be given for cancellations received after March 25, 2011.  Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to tcrowder@ndia.org.

The Hyatt is pleased to offer a discount on their daily self parking ($14/day instead of $27/day) as well as a 10% discount to both the Coffee Bar and Bistro 300 Restaurant, just by showing your conference badge!

Conference attire is business for civilians and uniform of the day for military. In addition, your identification badge, received upon conference check-in, must be worn at all times.

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call Taryn Crowder at (703) 247-2566 prior to March 25, 2011.

Sponsorship Information

FedSources

 

Increase your company or organization’s exposure at this premier event by becoming a Sponsor!

A Sponsorship ($5,000) will add your company name to the back cover of the onsite brochure as well as main podium recognition throughout the conference, signage at all events including the opening reception, a hotlink on the conference website to your organization’s website, and a 350-word organization description in the conference agenda. For more information, please contact Sam Campagna at 703-247-2544 or scampagna@ndia.org.

 

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Taryn Crowder, tcrowder@ndia.org or (703) 247-2566

 

Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense