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?"
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.
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.
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.