I spoke at a workshop this week at The Nexus of Agile Software Development and Earned Value Management, OUSD(AT&L)/PARCA, February 19 – 20, 2015 Institute for Defense Analysis, Alexandria, VA.
This meeting was attended by government and industry representatives to share ideas of how to integrate Agile Software Development on Earned Value Management programs. EVM programs start with awards greater than $20M, so these are non-trivial efforts. The presentations will be available soon,. and I'll update this post when they're posted on the PARCA site.
In the mean time there is existing guidance for starting this process. But first here's a collection from SEI on the topic.
- First Principle - Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.”
- Second Principle - Welcome changing requirements, even late in development
- Third Principle - Delivering working software frequently”
- Fourth Principle - Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
- Fifth Principle - Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need and trust them to get the job done.
- Sixth Principle - The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation
- Seventh Principle - Working software is the primary measure of progress
- Eighth Principle - Sustainable development pace.
As well here's some background
- Handbook for Implementing Agile in Department of Defense Information Technology Acquisition
- Defense Agile Acquisition Guide
- Considerations for Use Agile ini DOD Acquisition
- Agile Methods: Selected DoD Management and Acquisition Concerns
- Thinking about Agile in the DOD
- DOD Agile Adoption (Mary Ann's reference section has many more resources)
The notion of agile in large complex programs has come to the forefront of defense acquisition with Better Buying Power and Achieving Better Buying Power for Software Acquisitions